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Inclusion Scotland set to host Highland Summit in Inverness

By Staff Reporter

Culduthel Christian Centre.
Culduthel Christian Centre.

DISABLED people across the Highlands are to be urged to embrace “communityship” as a way to reach the peaks of local democracy at the third Inclusion Scotland Highland Summit in Inverness tomorrow.

The summit, entitled "Citizenship, Leadership and Communityship?", is an interactive and inclusive event for disabled people, anyone with an interest in disability and local democracy.

"A summit is defined as the highest point accessible to a climber, or a meeting between people who are interested in the same subject. This year the subject of our summit will be improving access with disabled people to the peaks of local democracy,” said John Beaton, Inclusion Scotland’s Highland local policy and engagement officer.

"At this year’s summit we will explore how disabled people, their community groups and decision makers can come together through citizenship and leadership, and experience a new kind of ‘ship’, ‘communityship’, a movement for change not trying to recruit followers, but create leaders.

"Leaders who identify as individual disabled people, groups of citizens and indeed decision makers. Leaders working to ensure that disabled people are fully involved as equal citizens in local decision making, planning and budgeting."

The summit takes place in Culduthel Christian Centre, Inverness, from 11am to 3pm tomorrow.

For more information contact Mr Beaton at john@inclusionscotland.org, call 07442 278287 or visit www.inclusionscotland.org

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