We're often on the look out for people who would be willing to tell us about their personal experiences of disability.
What we are looking for
We look for very specific themes at different times, to support with our current campaigns and influencing work. At the moment, we are only looking for people with lived experience of disability who have a story to share on the theme of employment. Your experience may be as a disabled person yourself or as the parent or carer of a disabled child. You don't need to have any specific skills or experiences.
Why we need you
We want to create a fairer, more equal society for all disabled people. We're working tirelessly to achieve this and our policy and campaigning work is at the heart of our strategy. To help bring our campaigns to life and to help guide the work we do, we want to put disabled people's voices and stories front and centre of our organisation. By sharing your story with Scope, you'll be helping us to make social change happen.
Where and when
This is a very flexible way to support our work which you can do at any time from the comfort of your sofa at home or wherever you happen to have internet access if you share your story by email. We will discuss with you whether we want to meet you in your local area to capture your story in an interview, whether we want to interview you over the phone, or whether we want you to write something and email it over to us. You can contribute your story at any time and from any place, depending on what you choose. You can take part just once or regularly respond to our invitations to participate in our Stories team's work, it's totally up to you. We may also offer you the opportunity to have your photo taken, speak at an event, or be filmed and feature in media and campaigns work, but all of these are totally optional extra ways to support the Stories team.
How we will support you
- Our Stories team will support you via email or phone if you have any questions
- If you need to travel, we will reimburse pre-agreed travel expenses
- We will make reasonable adjustments to ensure taking part is accessible to you
What else you will gain
- The opportunity to use your lived experience of disability to help us improve our campaigns, influencing work and services
- A chance to build your confidence
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Scope is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and wellbeing of children and adults at risk, whether receiving services or being staff or volunteers. It expects all trustees, staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Does your story fit our current theme?
Please only apply if you have a story that fits our current theme (detailed above) and tell us a bit about your story in your application. We want as many people as possible to share their stories with us, so if you don't have a story that fits our current theme, please check back in a little while as we update this page regularly with information about the current story themes we're looking for.