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Citizen Advocacy in North East Fife
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Welcome to Include Me Citizen Advocacy in North East Fife

'To be an advocate is to have courage, independence and a passion for the things that matter' Kristen Uedoi


Volunteers' Week 2020

Volunteers' Week is an opportunity for us to recognise and appreciate the contribution made by volunteers to our organisation.

We thank:

Our Citizen Advocates who make such a difference to the lives of their advocacy partners with their time, support and compassion. 

Our Management Committee who give their time and support to promote and further the work of our organisation.

Our Stewardship Group who provide us with valuable insights and information based on their experiences.

Thank you all, we could not do this without you.

 

Newsletter

Newsletter

The latest edition of our newsletter is now available, please see our newsletter section 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2020

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2020

 

Our AGM was due to take place this month at Cupar Old Parish Centre, unfortunately, due to pandemic restrictions, this cannot take place in the way it has previously.

It has been decided that we will hold the meeting by postal vote Papers for the meeting to be held by post are attached below

 

If you would like further information please email contact@includeme.org.uk or telephone (01334) 656242

Agenda 2020 Annual General Meeting 

Annual General Meeting Minutes 2019

Annual Review 2019-2020

Annual General Meeting - Easy Read Minutes 2019 

Annual General Meeting Easy Read Paper 2020

Corona Virus in Scotland

Latest Guidance

  • Stay at home
  • Only go out for essential food, health or work reasons
  • Stay 2 metres away from other people
  • Face coverings should be worn in enclosed public spaces such as on public transport and in supermarkets
  • Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly

There are some new guidelines:

People can meet up, OUTSIDE, with people from another household. They should stay 2 metres apart and should not go indoors for any reason. Only ONE other household can be met in any one day. There should be no more than 8 people in this gathering.

Some outdoor, non-contact leisure activities can now take place. These include golf, fishing, bowls etc. You should still stay local to take part in these activities. 

Check the Scottish Government website for more details.

What is Citizen Advocacy?

​Citizen Advocacy is when responsible local citizens volunteer to be matched with, get to know and support a vulnerable adult* who may experience exclusion or unfair treatment and who needs help to voice their opinions, be active participants in the decisions made about their lives and become part of the local community.

 

Include Me's role is to create and support ​the development of Citizen Advocacy Partnerships

 

​If you can spare a minimum of 2-3 hours per month​ and think you would like to become a  Citizen Advocate and make a difference in the life of a vulnerable adult* living in North East Fife, please contact us.

 

*A vulnerable adult is someone aged 16-65 who is affected by one, or more, of the following criteria;

  • Learning Disability
  • Physical Disability
  • Mental Health issues
  • Chronic Illness
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Early Onset Dementia
  • Personality Disorder
  • Acquired Brain Injury.

 

What is Citizen Advocacy? - A Leaflet

We have short videos describing the work of Include Me and these can be obtained by contacting the office who will be able to send them to you

Covid-19 Coronavirus Response

Following the latest developments in the spread of the Coronavirus and taking into account the guidelines and directions from Fife Council, the Scottish Government and Westminster, Include Me staff have decided that we will move to working practices which minimise the risk of spreading infection within the organisation and beyond.

For the foreseeable future we will be working remotely. This is obviously an extraordinary situation which will develop and change over time. We will respond to these developments as they occur and will adapt our working practices accordingly.

Please check our website news feed or Facebook page for up to date information.

 

 

 

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