Nominations are being sought for a Sligo PPN member to stand for election to represent the Sligo community on the Disability Consultative Committee.
 
While the nomination call is open across all 3 PPN colleges,  generally members should be from a disability representative and advocacy organisation / group, or persons with disabilities.
 
Representatives will be required to attend quarterly meetings and contribute to the activities of the Committee.
 
Background
Sligo County Council’s Disability Inclusion & Access Strategy 2019 – 2022 was published in May 2019 and sets out how the Authority will provide for the needs of persons with disabilities across the wide range of services that it delivers to the public on behalf of the state. This Strategy was developed by the Disability Consultative Committee following an extensive Public Consultation Process, and going forward it will be the role of this Committee to oversee the implementation of the Strategy and report to the full Council on progress. The Committee, as well as overseeing the implementation of the Disability Inclusion & Access Strategy, will provide a forum for consultation with the disability sector to ensure linkage between the policies of the Council and disability issues.
 

The Terms of Reference for the Committee are:

· overview the implementation of the “Sligo County Council Disability Inclusion & Access Strategy 2019 – 2022” – develop annual work plan and review progress
· advise the Local Authority on policies to improve services
· make recommendations on disability proofing of policies, projects and actions
· promote co-ordination between service providers
· make submissions on disability issues to other departments and agencies as appropriate
· raising Awareness on Disability issues and promotion of inclusion and equality
· meeting of the Committee to take place quarterly
· submit an Annual Report on activities to the Council’s Housing and Corporate Strategic Policy Committee.

Process and Timelines

Nominations Open Friday 21 August

Nominations Close Friday 4th September. All nominations will then be assessed for eligibility.

Voting Opens Monday 14th September

Voting Closes Monday 21st September

Successful Candiate Notified week of 21st September

In line with Covid-19 Restrictions and the Sligo PPN environmental policy, this nomination process and subsequent voting will take place online. However, we are happy to support people to make nominations and vote via alternative means, dependent on individual needs. Please phone Sligo PPN on 071 91 14430 to discuss.

Full process details can be found HERE

 

This form should be completed by an officer of the nominating group.  Nominations must be lodged by 4.30pm on Friday 4th September.  No forms will be accepted after this date.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THESE ELECTIONS ARE FOR FULL PPN MEMBER GROUPS ONLY – ASSOCIATE MEMBERS OF THE PPN ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO VOTE IN ELECTIONS.
 
 

Nomination Form Available at : https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SligoDisabilityConsultativeComm

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