Activity Report – December

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  • Co-wrote an article for the SNP website to mark International Day of Disabled People on December 3, focusing on ‘invisible disabilities’ and the Autism Accreditation Scheme.
  • Interviewed by ‘The National’ for International Day of Disabled People, discussed increasing the political representation of disabled people.
  • Met with President.
  • Met with Local Government Convener.
    • Agreed to collaborate on a Digital Pack for disabled members ahead of the Local Government elections in 2022. Available by 15 January 2021.
    • Agreed to set up an online Support Hub as a space for prospective candidates to ask questions before, during and after the assessment process.
    • Agreed to arrange a Local Government themed webinar to encourage members to seek election. This has been arranged for February.
  • Met with Convener and Depute, Candidate Assessment Committee.
    • Raised feedback from disabled members who were recently assessed and identified areas of improvement.
    • Discussed timetable and Local Government elections and the introduction of a new ‘traffic light’ system to ensure greater fairness.
  • Met with Policy Development Convener.
    • Discussed disabled representation on the committee, links to Disabled People’s Organisations and how disabled members can feed into policy development.
    • Agreed to meet monthly alongside Co-chairs DMG (next meeting 17 Jan).
  • Met with Equalities Convener.
    • Discussed Equalities Convener’s attendance at a LGB Alliance event.
    • Advised of activity to date and upcoming plans.
    • Equalities Convener set out aims to broaden the Equalities Forum to include social, economic and environmental factors.
    • Agreed to meet again in January.
  • Met with Co-chairs, Disabled Members Group.
    • Advised of activity to date and upcoming plans.
    • Agreed to meet monthly (next meeting 10 Jan).
  • Arranged meeting with ‘Disabled People for Yes’ for early January.
  • Met with Inverness & Nairn CA.
  • Met with SNP Events and Engagement team.
  • Responded to 4 member queries.