“How many wheelchairs can you book on a train?”
A review of 2017/18 and Annual General Meeting
8th August, 12 noon, St Matthews Church, Tay Street, Perth
Come and join us as our members review our work of the last year and thank all the partners that have made this happen. This will be followed by a networking lunch and then the AGM
RSVP to email@example.com or 01738 587282
Edinburgh Day Out
Find out here how our members got on going to Edinburgh
Action on Hearing loss Drop In
Trip To London
After a discussion at a recent members meeting the members thought it would be useful for everyone to know what the taxi prices are in Perth and Kinross.
You can see the price structure here
The experiences of adults in accessing services in Perth & Kinross
Independent Advocacy Perth & Kinross are doing some research on the experiences of adults in accessing local services. As an independent organisation, we can give your views to people who fund these services to ensure that your voice is heard about what support you need and want. To take part, you would complete a questionnaire which would take about 30 minutes of your time.
Personal Care Requirements in Hospitals
Scottish Disability Equality Forum is working with Health Facilities Scotland as part of its commitment to work towards independent living for disabled people.
This is an SDEF survey to test interest from disabled people on how and what personal care information may be shared with healthcare professionals.
From the 1st July 2015 ILF Scotland will be in charge of administrating ILF to Scottish users. Users should not see any difference in their ILF.
If you want to contact ILF Scotland their contact details are below along with a link to a letter from the Chief Executive of ILF Scotland.
Address – ILF Scotland, Ground Floor, Denholm House, Almondvale Buisness Park, Almondvale Way, Livingston, EH54 6GA
Telephone – 0300 200 2022
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter – @ILFScotland
Badminton Sessions in Perth
No Limits Cycling
Live Active Leisure, along with other partners, would like to see the development of an all ability cycling provision in Perth. This would involve having a variety of bikes, suitable for a wide range of users, which would be available to hire or borrow.
Perth City Centre Audits
We now have the dates for the remaining audits:
Audit 2: South Street, Charterhouse Lane and Canal Street – 10am, Thurs May 14th
Audit 3: Kinnoull Street and Scott Street – 1pm, Thurs May 14th
Audit 4: Mill Street, Bridge Lane and George Street – 10am and 1pm, Mon 18th May
Audit 5: Perth Rail Station and Bus Station to High Street – 10am and 1pm, Thurs 9th June
Perth and Kinross Council and the Centre for Inclusive Living Perth and Kinross (CILPK) with the support of Living Streets Scotland carried out a Community Street Audits of a number of city centre streets
This was very well attended with over 40 people contributing to a very constructive audit, a report will be produced in the next few weeks and a discussion as to the priorities of the work.
You can still have your say on the area by completing the high street audit questionnaire.
A couple of pictures of the group
Hear to Help project which is run by Action on Hearing Loss across Tayside – Perth & Kinross Drop-ins 2015
“Free Personal Care”
From 1st April 2019 personal care is available to everyone aged over 16 years free of charge as part of their social care package (if assessed as eligible to receive personal care) Click the image below to find out more.
There is currently a local consultation on the Keys to Life Strategy, we would encourage as many people as possible to complete this. The survey can be completed online here or you can get a hard copy of the document here
Scottish Sensory and Equality Award
We were delighted to have been nominated in two categories at the Scottish Sensory and Equality Awards 2019, we are very pleased to say that we got the runners up spot in the “Outstanding practice, innovation and dedication to sensory loss and inclusion in a specific local area”
What Does Access, Equality and Independence Mean to You?
At CILPK we promote a barrier free, inclusive and equality minded environment for all disabled people, one that promotes independence and is based on dignity, choice and control.
Our organisation is run by disabled people for disabled people and we offer a range of services designed to ensure better access, greater equality of experience and meaningful improvements in our right to live independently with support where appropriate.
If you would like a chance to shape the environment and services across Perth and Kinross that affect you, whether you be physically disabled, learning disabled, have a sensory impairment (such as sight or hearing loss) or are experiencing mental ill health, please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.
We are also open to non disabled people who have a genuine interest in the aims of the Centre and the work that it does.
Perth Accessibility Guide