Our Annual General Meeting will be on 26 November between 12.30pm and 1.30pm. This is open to all partnership categories (although only full Members, those classed as Disabled Peoples’ Organisations, have voting rights). If you are not a partner there is time to join us or if you are unsure if you are a partner then please contact Janice. The meeting will involve presenting our annual audited accounts, approving the reappointment of our auditors and electing new members of the Inclusion Scotland Board. This will be followed by a 2-hour online Conference.
The arrival of Covid-19 brought difficult times for disabled people and our organisations. Even basic rights to access food and medication were under threat. Meanwhile talk of renewal, of ‘building back better’ after Covid-19 for many disabled people and others. What we need is a fresh start.
What have disabled people’s experiences been? What has the Scottish Government been doing? What could Inclusion Scotland do? Please come along to our online Annual Conference on the 26 November to find out more and tell us what you think.
The AGM and Conference will be hosted online using Zoom. We will also be using Sli.do to support audience participation and voting. We will send out a link to the meeting nearer the date. You can get in touch with us if you need support to use Zoom.
British Sign Language interpretation and live captioning will be available. You can tell us when you register about any other access and inclusion needs you have.
If you would like to find out more about Zoom before the event you can do so here – https://zoom.us/ (this is not the link to the online event, we will send that out later). You can also learn more about Sli.do here – https://www.sli.do/about.
Annual General Meeting
12.30pm: Annual General Meeting of Inclusion Scotland 2020
The meeting will involve presenting our annual audited accounts, approving the reappointment of our auditors and electing new members of the Inclusion Scotland Board. This will be followed by a 2-hour online Conference.
This is open to all membership categories, but only full Members (Disabled Peoples’ Organisations) have voting rights.
Annual Conference – Rights and Renewal: A Fresh Start for Disabled People? Inclusion Scotland’s Annual Conference
Dr Sally Witcher, Chief Executive Officer of Inclusion Scotland will chair the Conference. She will open the event and explain how the online event will work.
2.10pm: Keynote speaker from Scottish Government
We will hear from Scottish Government about what action they are taking on social renewal and what this means for disabled people. Please note that speaker times might change.
There will be a chance for Questions and Answers.
2.40pm: How did COVID-19 impact on disabled people?
Heather Fisken our Head of Policy and Research will talk about what has happened to disabled people in Scotland during COVID-19.
There will be a short discussion and a chance to vote on what needs to happen next.
3.15pm A Manifesto for Rights and Renewal
Iain Smith is Inclusions Scotland’s National and Local Policy Manager and he worked with Disabled People’s Organisations and disabled people to design the Manifesto for the Scottish Elections in 2021.
Iain will introduce the Manifesto and there will be a chance to discuss it and endorse it.
3.35pm: What Inclusion Scotland will do
Sally Witcher, CEO of Inclusion Scotland and Conference Chair, will speak about Inclusion Scotland’s plans to the work we will do to make change happen.
There will be a chance to discuss the plans and vote to endorse them.
3.55pm: Closing remarks
Sally Witcher will sum up the Conference and discussions and set out what the next steps will be.
4.00pm: End of Conference