Funding for travel and support costs

On 29th June 2017 in Perth, the event “Open Government, Closed Doors?” was held with Inclusion Scotland and the Open Government Network, looking at what community empowerment means for disabled people. 

A facilitated workshop looked to garner the knowledge and experience of, and opportunities for, disabled people of open government and community participation. One question participants were asked was whether they had ever been asked what you think about the services they use, how they were asked, whether they felt they were listend to and could it be done better. 

It was clear that attendees felt that they were unable to participate in many consultant and engagement events due to the associated travel costs, having to pay for a carer and the need for support to get to an from meetings as well as during the meetings. 

On 29th June 2017 in Perth, the event “Open Government, Closed Doors?” was held with Inclusion Scotland and the Open Government Network, looking at what community empowerment means for disabled people. 

A facilitated workshop looked to garner the knowledge and experience of, and opportunities for, disabled people of open government and community participation. One question participants were asked was whether they had ever been asked what you think about the services they use, how they were asked, whether they felt they were listend to and could it be done better. 

It was clear that attendees felt that they were unable to participate in many consultant and engagement events due to the associated travel costs, having to pay for a carer and the need for support to get to an from meetings as well as during the meetings. 

Why the contribution is important

One of the major included transport costs, having to pay for a carer and the need for support to get voices herd. The question was asked that, from an equalities perspective, who actually wins? There is in imbalance in favour of those with skills and expertise, including the professionals providing the service. 

 

One of the major included transport costs, having to pay for a carer and the need for support to get voices herd. The question was asked that, from an equalities perspective, who actually wins? There is in imbalance in favour of those with skills and expertise, including the professionals providing the service. 

by PaulBradley on June 06, 2018 at 12:43PM

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