We believe that everyone has a place in society and a valuable contribution to make. Taking part in social activities and having established networks can lead to a person feeling valued and can support their physical and emotional wellbeing.
Individual choice is at the heart of social inclusion and may include work, education, community groups, local facilities or support with family, friends and relationships.
During 2014, we adopted the Social Care Institute for Excellence‘s definition of social inclusion, which is: ‘Supporting people to keep in contact with family and friends, and to participate in social activities’.
We have developed a social inclusion commitment with aims, including:
- Understand what is important to each individual
- Provide information about opportunities locally, regionally and nationally
- Support each person to make choices in what they do
- Support each person to maintain existing relationships and develop new relationships
- Work with organisations and local authorities to make sure everyone has the same rights and access to social activities, networks and employment opportunities.