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Weekly Poll – Disability Commissioner Bill: Costs (Week beginning 25 July 2022)

Weekly Poll – Disability Commissioner Bill: Costs (Week beginning 25 July 2022) Each week Disability Equality Scotland send out a poll question to our members on a topical issue. For the week beginning 25 July 2022, we asked a question about the costs associated with establishing a Disability Commissioner. Please note that this is a snapshot of the views of our membership and does not reflect a policy stance of Disability Equality Scotland. If you plan to reference the findings featured in this report, please contact us in advance so that we are aware of this. Results Question 1. Any
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A Message from Our New Deputy CEO!

A Message from Our New Deputy CEO! Hello, I hope that this finds you well and looking forward to the weekend. As I am sure you are aware, Emma Scott left her role as Deputy Chief Executive of Disability Equality Scotland (DES) earlier this summer. Following an open recruitment process, I was delighted to accept the offer from DES to follow in Emma’s footsteps and started with the charity on Monday 15 August. By way of a brief introduction, for much of my working life I have been involved in sport and physical activity – including working for the national
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New Convener Announced!

New Convener and Director Announced! At Disability Equality Scotland, we are delighted to announce Kayla-Megan Burns as our new Convener and Marie Harrower as a new Director. Kayla-Megan Burns: Convener Kayla is a climate and social justice activist who has worked locally, nationally and internationally on projects and campaigns covering areas such as the climate emergency, accessibility, the right to education for all, anti-hate, and gender equality. Originally from Enniskillen, N.Ireland, Kayla moved to Glasgow to pursue studies in Biomedical Science at the University of Strathclyde. Since then Kayla has rapidly built their career, becoming the President and Chair of the
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