The People-led Policy Panel project is run by Inclusion Scotland and they are looking to recruit 15 new members.
This project is being funded by the Scottish Government to make sure that people are at the heart of good decision making as they are the experts in their own experiences.
The Policy Panel regularly meets with the Scottish Government, and other decision makers, to co-produce Scotland’s proposed National Care Service. They are looking for new members to contribute to their bi-monthly meetings on various aspects of the new National Care Service including eligibility criteria, advocacy and transitions.
Applications are welcome from people who need social care support with certain additional lived experiences, such as:
- Young people or young carers aged 18-28 who use adult social care support or have supported someone who uses adult social care support from a young age
- Deaf, Deaf Blind, deafened, hard of hearing or visually impaired people who need or use adult social care support.
- People with experience of Dementia either as an unpaid carer/supporter or a person with Dementia.
- Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) supported people or unpaid carers who use adult social care support
- Supported people/ unpaid carers from different faith groups
- Supported people and unpaid carers who identify as Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender, Queer, Non-binary or Intersex (LBGTQI+)
- Supported people and unpaid carers who have recent experience of pregnancy or maternity
- Supported people and unpaid carers who live in the Western Isles, Orkney, Shetland or other remote island community.
Application deadline: 4 October 2023
Head to Inclusion Scotland for more information and to apply.
About Inclusion Scotland
Inclusion Scotland believes in and is founded upon the social model of disability, we are disabled by the barriers we face rather than our impairments themselves. Using the social model, we work to achieve positive changes to policy and practice, so that disabled people are fully included throughout all Scottish society as equal citizens.
To find more about Inclusion Scotland, click here