Who we are

This site has been produced by Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living in partnership with Capability Scotland.

Capability Scotland provides direct support to more than one thousand disabled children, young people and adults - and their families - across Scotland. We are nationally recognised for our expertise in supporting people with cerebral palsy; however we also provide support across many other disabilities including physical, communication, learning disabilities, complex medial difficulties and life-limiting illnesses.

Our vision is that we will be a major ally in supporting disabled people to achieve equality and to have choice and control of their lives. Our Mission is to transform people's expectations of what is possible and to ensure that disabled people achieve equality. Capability Scotland helps over 2000 disabled people every year through our information and advice service.

GCIL is a community-based Disabled Persons Organisation, GCIL are run by disabled people for disabled people and currently have 9 Directors, 8 of whom are disabled people (88%). In addition over 70% of staff are disabled people. GCIL is committed to promoting inclusive living by assisting disabled people to challenge barriers and make informed choices. This is done by delivering a range of high quality services that aim to equip disabled people with the information, skills, and support necessary to control their own lives.

Both Capability Scotland and GCIL are members of the Scottish Accessible Housing Network (SAHN). SAHN is the network for organisations working on housing and disability issues in Scotland. Its members include all of the Disabled Persons Housing Services, GCIL, Housing Options Scotland and Capability Scotland.

Capability Scotland and GCIL would like to thank The Scottish Government (Angela O'Brien and David Fairweather, Housing, Regeneration and Welfare Directorate) for financial assistance with the costs of this project.