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What is social inclusion?Page contents: A definition of social inclusion | The values that underpin social inclusion
Social inclusion, community inclusion, social connectedness, normalisation, social integration, social citizenship - all these are terms that relate to the importance of the links between the individual members of our society and the role of each person as a member of this group.
The values that underpin social inclusion:
Everyone Is Ready – None of us has to pass a test or meet a set of criteria before we can be included.
Everyone Can Learn – As human beings we all grow and change and make mistakes: and we are all capable of learning.
Everyone Needs Support - Sometimes some of us need more support than others.
Everyone Can Communicate – Not using words doesn’t mean we don’t have anything to say.
Everyone Can Contribute – We need to recognise, encourage and value each person’s contributions - including our own.
Together We Are Better – We are not dreaming of a world where everyone is like us - difference is our most important renewable resource.
Developed by Scottish Human Services Trust (2005)