Volunteer Members – Disabilities

  • VO90607


Description

The Partnership works to raise awareness of the challenges faced by people with disabilities and to break down barriers, overcome challenges and improve quality of life.

The group comprises approximately 15 members of the public, working with five local councillors, and its vision is to:

a) To bring about improvements to the lives of people in Aberdeen City who experience exclusion because of disability by promoting a rights-based approach to disability equality.
b) To create a society where disabled people are valued, respected and included in the life of the City.
c) To encourage and promote inclusion and equality.
d) To create fair opportunity by identifying and removing the disabling barriers which disabled people face daily including prejudice, discrimination and negative attitudes.
e) To provide a means of partnership, consultation and joint action with Aberdeen City Council

Meetings are held at Aberdeen Town House (entrance from Queen Street, Aberdeen). There is also the option to join the meeting remotely if you choose to do so. The Disability Equity Partnership (DEP) has 6 meetings over the year. Examples of projects we have been working on include the City Centre Masterplan, Union Terrace Gardens, webpage and information accessibility to reduce barriers and improve access to information, goods and services.

A fantastic opportunity to make a real difference and all volunteers are greatly appreciated.

For further details please contact Baldeep McGarry, Equalities Officer at email: BMcGarry@aberdeencity.gov.uk or tel.: 07767353006.

Organisation aims and objectives

The Aberdeen Disability Equity Partnership works to raise awareness of the challenges faced by those with disabilities and to break down barriers. Our aim is to solve challenges and improve quality of life; focusing on accessible transport, buildings, services and information.

Restrictions

Experience required: We are not looking for qualifications. We will look at the information you provide on your application form to assess and ensure that we have the representation of people with various disabilities, range of knowledge or experience. Volunteers would be expected to attend meetings and contribute effectively and positively to work towards improving quality of the services, goods and information made available by the council.
Travel details: Meetings are held at Aberdeen Town House (entrance from Queen Street, Aberdeen). There is also the option to join the meeting remotely if you choose to do so. The Disability Equity Partnership (DEP) has 6 meetings over the year.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Reimbursement for travel to the meetings or site visits will be paid with prior agreement. Payments will be within a month of the claim.
Training details: Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers. Volunteers will be offered training on Equalities and the role of the group and the council.
Support: Childcare,
Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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