CILPK evolved from Perth and Kinross Access group which was founded in 1982 to promote access in all environments.  The name was changed to Centre for Inclusive Living Perth and Kinross in July 2012 allowing the Centre to focus on all elements of a disabled person’s life and to promote Independent Living.

CILPK is a unique organisation as it is independent from all other organisations.  It is user led by members who have a wide range of disabilities and their issues drive the centres work.  This set up allows for the vast experience and knowledge of the members to be utilised in all the projects we do.  Membership is open to all disabilities and ages to provide a unified voice to help promote and shape an environment that is inclusive to all.

CILPK is an independent third sector organisation which liaises closely with a number of partners in the public, private and third sectors.

Vision

To have a fully inclusive society for all

Mission Statement

The Centre for Inclusive Living Perth and Kinross is a user led organisation where the disabled members drive the need for change in society. Their specialist knowledge empowers them to make the difference in all aspects of life.

Objectives

  • The promotion of equality and diversity by promoting Independent living and inclusion for all disabled people
  • The promotion of equality and diversity by raising awareness and providing advice to relevant parties on alterations that should be made for disabled people
  • The promotion of equality and diversity through the delivery of projects decided by the members that will help support independent living and inclusion for disabled people.
  • The promotion of equality and diversity through campaigning for change in the wider society in line with the human rights of disabled people.
  • The promotion of equality and diversity by providing disabled people with the tools to help effect change themselves

Centre for Inclusive Living Perth and Kinross(CILPK) evolved from Perth and Kinross Access Group(PKAG), a user led disabled access organisation

Timeline:

  • PKAG founded in 1982.
  • PKAG moved to the offices at 90 Tay Street in 2010 with one employee.
  • A second employee was recruited in August 2010 as the work increased within the charity.
  • In July 2012 the organisation changed its name to the Centre For Inclusive Living Perth and Kinross.

 

CILPK are still the access panel within the area and also deal with equality issues and have taken on many projects relating to disability. CILPK are registered with the Disability Equality Scotland, the umbrella organization for the access panel network.

CILPK is a membership organisation and seeks to accurately reflect disabled opinion in the Region. Future developments are likely to centre round projects that promote independence with appropriate support and that enable disabled people to ensure their rights to equal treatment in all walks of life are not just spoken about but actually achieved. CILPK are all about meaningful outcomes!

CILPK is an independent third sector organization which liaises closely with a number of partners in the public, private and third sectors.