Disabilities Fife, Scotland, UK

This is a temporary post: 21st January  2019 to 20th January 2020 (may be extended)

To provide respite care clerical administration support projects that are for respite carers and implement funding strategies with help from the Management Committee for future projects. That is for people that are caring for others in their family environment. Funded by many funders.

Salary: £21,192pa (pro-rated £10.14 per hour – funded by the National Lottery an Awards for All grant – From the Big Lottery

Pensions – We will pay the current rate of employers contribution to the statutory pension scheme) – Duration: Until the end of January 2020 (But may be extended).

Hours of work are 13.5 hours per week but could be more. This depends on funding and staff absences.

Vetting by Disclosure Scotland You will be subject to obtaining a satisfactory Protecting Vulnerable Group check (PVG) by Disclosure Scotland. If you are a successful candidate you may be required to pay the cost of the disclosure check/s required for your post.

For more information on how to be considered for this role, please email today and you will shortly receive an email with further information.

The estimated one billion people living with disabilities worldwide face many barriers to inclusion in many key aspects of society. As a result, people with disabilities do not enjoy access to society on an equal basis with others, which includes areas of transportation, employment, and education as well as social and political participation.

 

https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/international-day-of-persons-with-disabilities-2018/

Story kindly provided by Fife Today

Val Latimer (60) previously used Stagecoach’s express service to visit Cupar. However, she claims the operator has now stopped her using the service, saying her wheelchair is too big to get on. Ms Latimer has an adapted wheelchair, with reclining back support, a seat lift, and elevated foot plate, to suit her disabilities. She says she feels “stuck in Glenrothes”, and now uses the 64 service instead.

Read more at FifeToday’s story Glenrothes Woman’s wheel chair too long


 


Blue BadgeHere is a PowerPoint presentation about Blue Badges

 

mercedes-benz-1236289__340If you are disabled in any way and need to travel by public transport the Thistle Assistance Card, will help you.  In particular on some new buses there is nothing but seats to hold on to.
For More information please see below

The 2010 Equality Act’s provisions are now in full effect. This landmark legislation strengthens, harmonises and streamlines 40 years of equality legislation, providing protection from discrimination across all the ‘protected characteristics’: age, disability, sex (including gender reassignment), race, religion and belief, and sexual orientation. The Equality Act affects you as an employer and service provider and applies whatever the size of your organisation or sector you work in

Here is a summary of the Equalities 2010 Act