A quick introduction – my name is Phyl Meyer and I joined the staff of Inclusion Scotland at the end of March 2014 as the new Internship Support and Development Officer. My role is initially funded for one year by project funding for the Scottish Parliamentary Internship Pilot and for our provision of partnership support to the Equality Internship Programme. My previous background of work includes several years working as a professional volunteer manager, work within the student movement and acting as the project consultant that carried out the pilot project which led to the funding of Third Sector Internship Scotland.
My main job here is to run the Parliamentary project, provide support to the Equality one, and to carry out development work towards future capacity building in Inclusion Scotland to support and develop employability for disabled people. As part of all that I have developed this very website. WeCanWork will grow from its current starting point as a basic information resource to become a major hub for disabled people taking part in work-based employability development, providing information, signposting, guidance documents for organisations creating opportunities and a peer-support network function and blogging / case study development role.
In the spirit of developing and sharing learning, and tracking self-development, I have started my own blog on the site. Here I will try to jot things down that I learn along the way, write articles on how to do some of the things I work on, ways in which others (or indeed I) can learn from them for the future.
Please feel free to join in, I welcome comments and feedback!