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Centre for Inclusive Living Perth and Kinross

                      St Johnstone Football Club St Johnstone Disabled Supports Club was set up a couple of years ago with many changes being made by the club including ramped access to the club shop, radar locks on the disabled toilets, wheelchair users can order half time food without having to go into the kiosk, improved access to transport to away games, improved access to disabled bays at home games, seats for PA’s to sit next to the wheelchair user and headsets for visually impaired people to listen to the game.  These
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Third Sector Interfaces

Third Sector Interfaces provide support, learning and development opportunities for people and organisations through their programmes of work – whether you want to know more about volunteering; setting up and running a third sector organisation; or using social enterprise as a model to deliver social good; the interface is your local starting point.  TSI organisations work across core strategic areas of: Volunteering Social Enterprise Sector Support Empowering & Engaging local voluntary action Volunteering Whether you’re an individual wanting to volunteer in your community or an organisation looking to attract volunteers your TSI is your local source of support and advice. TSIs
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Transport Scotland Survey – Connectivity

In May 2017, Scottish Disability Equality Forum conducted a national survey on behalf of Transport Scotland.  This was a baseline survey to allow us to gather information about disabled peoples’ experiences of travelling on public transport.  The survey gave us lots of useful information, and some that we want to find out more about. As part of our ongoing work with Transport Scotland we are undertaking further research. Here is a short survey about Connectivity.  Connectivity is about your experience of changing between different types of transport.  It also includes journey planning and the timetabling of services so that people
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5 Steps to Funding

Be sure you understand what can be funded.  Funders do not usually fund the day-to-day activities of your organisation, though they may contribute to the organisational overheads involved in running a project. Be sure you know what is meant by a project.  A project is a piece of work that is additional to the everyday work of your organisation. If your project involves extra staff or costs your grant may cover them; or if you are looking to fund a new project, or set up a new organisation, start-up costs, including staff and other core running costs, they will be
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Search Engine Optimisation

Those Panels who use a WordPress based platform for their websites will probably be all too familiar with SEO, or Search Engine Optimisation.  Here, I share seven top tips for maximising your web content to make sure it has the biggest impact possible. SEO means optimising a website so that people can easily find it when they use search engines like Google, Bing or Yahoo. When you’re writing articles for your website about certain topics it helps to make sure they’re optimised to search engines. To make sure you give your articles and content the best chance of being found
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Food Buddies

Food Buddies is a way for people to encourage and support each other around food.  Food Buddies started with the concerns and priorities of a group of people in their community.  Each project builds on the assets of that community – the experience and skills of all the people involved, professional expertise and the resources in the local area.  There is reciprocity, rather than some people receiving a service from others.  The approach focuses on supporting and building relationships.  Food Buddies aims to be sustainable and for the impact to continue beyond a project that gets activities underway in an
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Access Panel Conference 2017

Access Panel Conference After months of planning by the Access team at SDEF our annual Access Panel conference was held last Friday in Aberdeen.  SDEF would like to thank all those who attended and to the people who delivered a presentation to the conference.  We held the conference on board the MV Hjaltland which was moored in Aberdeen harbour before its return trip to Shetland. We started with an early lunch of soup and sandwiches which allowed everyone to talk with one another and introduce themselves.  We then kicked off the conference and had presentations from James Linklater who is
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Place Standard tool

NHS Health Scotland, with colleagues in the Scottish Government and Architecture & Design Scotland, have created a tool to support communities to design their place.  It is called the Place Standard.  We have evaluated how it has been used in the first year of implementation.  We have also created a short animated film on it.  We are launching both the film and evaluation report today.  Information about this in this web statement.  It would be great if you could help promote the film and evaluation?  We will be issuing a series of tweets from @NHS_HS today.  If you could retweet
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Blue Badge Pilot Scheme

Scotland’s blue badge scheme has been extended to allow people who may have difficulties and pose a risk to themselves or others in traffic to get a badge, provided they meet eligibility criteria.  People who think they might be eligible are being invited to contact their local authority. The blue badge scheme provides an essential service for disabled people, allowing parking access that can often make the difference as to whether disabled people live their lives as fully as they can. Some people with a diagnosed mental disorder (a legal expression including conditions like dementia, autism, and Down’s syndrome) may
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Funding Update

Voluntary Action Fund http://www.voluntaryactionfund.org.uk/funding-and-support/volunteering-development-grants Funding Strand 1 – Care and Wellbeing.  Improving the quality of life for those affected by physical and/or mental health issues and their carers.  If you or someone you know is a carer or has a mental or physical disability then click the link above for more information. The Hospital Saturday Fund  http://fundingscotland.com/Funds/Fund/a0Rb0000000Ng9DEAS-the-hospital-saturday-fund  The Fund provides assistance for: individuals with a medical condition or disability who would benefit from assistance with the purchase of specialised equipment or from particular forms of treatment; or registered health charities such as hospitals, hospices and medical organisations which are in
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