About Us

Who we are

The Inclusion Group provides a person-centred, flexible, enabling and housing support service to children, young people and adults across the environs of Dundee City.

The Inclusion Group was established in Dundee in 1994 and first secured funding in 1998. It was set up by a group of parents and professionals, who wanted more inclusive, mainstream opportunities for children and young people with additional support needs. Over the years the organisation has extended its range of services to include adults with additional support needs/learning disabilities and has expanded from one which dealt with a small number of service users, to an organisation providing support needs for upwards of 60 people.

Our aim is to ensure our service users and staff are encouraged and enabled to be the best they can be. By providing a platform for encouraging healthy relationships in all aspects of life and creating a sense of belonging within the Inclusion Group and within communities we ensure that everyone at the Inclusion Group is treated with dignity, respect and the right to privacy.

Our Aims

We redefined our vision for the Inclusion Group in 2018 in consultation with our service users, their carers, our staff group and a range of other stakeholders. We set out the kind of life we want for people in our vision.

Our vision is for a world where people:-

  • have opportunities for choice, involvement and independence;
  • receive the highest standard of support to achieve their goals and enjoy life;
  • are treated with dignity, respect and positivity;
  • are equal, included and safe.

In working to achieve this vision we believe in:

  • enabling  service users to be the best they can be – happy, safe, fulfilled, independent and having their voices heard;
  • striving  to provide the best, individually agreed service to increase choice, control and personal fulfilment;
  • providing  a platform for encouraging healthy relationships in all aspects of life and creating a sense of belonging, within the Inclusion Group and in communities; and
  • ensuring  everyone at the Inclusion Group is treated with dignity, respect and has the right to privacy.

We will do this by:

Ensuring that activities and support offered are tailored to the individual needs of each person; we consider what opportunities are available and encourage individuals to try a range of experiences to allow them to make choices. We also support service users to participate in mainstream activities whilst accessing community facilities such as swimming, gym, libraries, and social outings to places of interest. This information is then transferred into an activity timetable for each individual service user.

Aims, Objects and Activities

We aim to support individuals to:

  • Look to their future
  • Have confidence in their own abilities
  • Take an active role as citizens in their own communities

Objects of the Company

  1. The Company Objects are:

The objectives of the Company shall be advancement of human rights and health and to provide relief to those in need by reason of age, ill health, disability, or other disadvantage and the carers who support them, by promoting and securing improvement in the quality, choice and access to enabling activities, community support and care for those living in or around the environs of Dundee.

Activities of the Company

  1. In furtherance of its objects but not otherwise the Company shall seek to:

a) enable children, young people and adults with a learning disabilities and/or additional support needs to access and enjoy the fullest range of experience available in the community;

b) provide enabling services including supporting in the home, to children, young people and adults with a learning disability and/or additional support needs to help them access their chosen activities;

c) provide opportunity for people to make a positive contribution to those with a learning disability and/or additional needs through volunteers;

d) obtain funding or enter into contracts to all the Company to run and improve the lives of children, young people and adults with a learning disability and/or additional support needs;

e) provide up to date information and advice to children, young people and adults so that they can make choices in relation to inclusions; and

f) raise awareness of barriers to the inclusion of children, young people and adults with a learning disability and/or additional support needs.

(Taken from the Inclusion Group (Dundee) Memorandum and Articles of Association) (Appendix )

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