We have been meeting since 2007 to promote involvement and share ideas about things that matter to us.
Our aim is to help people who use services to have more choice and control over their lives, and to have a bigger say in how the organisations that support us are run. We also talk about getting involved in the wider community.
There are over 50 people in the NIN. We meet 5 or 6 times a year in Glasgow or Edinburgh.
In future we want more people from different new organisations to get involved and we will have meetings in different parts of the country.
The NIN Chairperson is Lynnette Linton.
You can read Lynnette’s one page profile by clicking here Lynnette-Linton-one-page-profile
The NIN Vice Chairperson is Brian Robertson
You can read Brian’s one page profile by clicking here Brian Robertson -one-page-profile
In 2009 we wrote and published the Charter for Involvement. It stated how we wanted to be involved in the things that affect our lives. 22 organisation signed up to the Charter. This means they promised to use the Charter to make involvement better for the people they support.
In 2012 we produced a report about how well the Charter was working. We decided to produce an improved Charter that included changes that the Scottish Government had introduced.
This new Charter will be ready at the end of 2014. Click on the link to learn more about the Charter for Involvement – http://arcuk.org.uk/scotland/charter-for-involvement/
Anyone who receives support is welcome to come to the NIN meetings. We share news about what we have been doing in our own organisations.
National Involvement Network – Gifts, Skills