Community Councils and Community Planning in Glasgow
[Glasgow] 20th June, 6pm – 8pm (Refreshments from 6pm, 6.30pm start), Scottish Youth Theatre, Old Sheriff Court, Brunswick Street G1 1TF.
A briefing session on recent welfare reforms and how they impact and affect women. This session will be facilitated by Robert Hinds from Glasgow City Council Welfare Rights who will present a “general overview” for service providers who would like to increase their knowledge and awareness about recent changes to the benefits system and how it might impact on people using their services. There will be an opportunity for question and answers afterwards. Please note the facilitator will not be able to offer advice and information on individual cases.
This information session is open to women service providers (paid or unpaid) and individuals who are interested in this issue and who would like to increase their knowledge and awareness. Tea, coffee and breakfast pastries will be available from 9.30 am. You must register for this event and places are limited therefore please register with Lorna as soon as possible at Lorna@wisewomen.org.uk or telephone 0141 550 7557 by Wednesday 5th June 2013. Travel expenses will be available. Please note we are unable to offer childcare for this event.
Glasgow Women’s Voluntary Sector Network Information Session
A report on how the public sector equality duty is being integrated across Scottish Government functions. And a set of equality outcomes.
Evidence reviews prepared to support the production of the Scottish Government’s Equality Outcomes (Scottish Government, 30th April, 2013):
GDA recently launched their #disabledaccessFAIL campaign via twitter and facebook, seeking to gather real life examples of poor access for disabled people. People can email or facebook their pictures and stories, or tweet them using the hashtag #disabledaccessFAIL.
Third Sector magazine have highlighted this as their digital campaign of the week, saying “This simple campaign highlights the ordinary, everyday challenges facing disabled people and shows how easily they can be corrected.”
For more information, simply search #disabledaccessFAIL and start sharing your stories!