Connected Voice Magazine Spring 2022

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Welcome to the Spring 2022 edition of Connected Voice Magazine. This issue explores the different aspects of meaningful inclusion, and what it means to different people and organisations.

An insightful piece from Richard at Difference North East highlights how we can change our approach to service design to be more inclusive and promote disability equality.

In our ‘Spotlight’ features, we hear about the impact of Nourish Food School CIC, which aims to improve people’s physical and mental wellbeing through positive relationships with food. Gateshead Coordination Team talks us through their model for meaningful inclusion in local communities through learning.

Giovanni from our Support and Development team shares tips on increasing your board diversity by recruiting trustees with lived experience, and Jack meets with two local organisations, Suitability and Success4All which have both made the most of in-kind support to grow their services.

Advocacy Manager, Jane, asks if the language we use can make our services more inclusive and Carrie from our Haref team catches up with Haref Network member, Kuveri, to unpick the concept of meaningful inclusion in research and ask if there’s more we could be doing.