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New CEO for disabled centre which helps thousands of people


It has recently appointed Pauline Boyce

An organisation which helps thousands of disabled people in west-central Scotland has appointed a new chief executive.

The Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living (GCIL) is an organisation, led by disabled people, committed to helping those with disabilities to integrate within their local community.

Based in Bridgeton, the centre provides vital support to around 2,000 clients to allow them to live independently by finding them suitable homes and employment.

GCIL delivers services to people, requiring assistance to manage their self-directed support, across Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire and North and South Lanarkshire.

It has recently appointed Pauline Boyce as its new chief executive officer.

The organisation – which also has satellite offices in Kirkintilloch, Hamilton and Airdrie – delivers specialised information, peer group advice and assistance to help people manage their own support arrangements, whether that is employing their own personal assistants or engaging a care support agency.

It also provides housing information, advice and advocacy, as well as a nation-wide consultancy service to provide employment and training opportunities for disabled people who are either unemployed or under-employed.

Pauline has a wealth of experience in the voluntary and public sector. She previously worked as depute chief executive officer for Cosgrove Care, a charity dedicated to working with people with additional needs, and their families, to ensure they reach their full potential.

CEO Pauline, who is also a trustee of West of Scotland Deaf Children's Society, said: “I am excited to lead GCIL into its next chapter as we approach its 30-year anniversary in 2025.

“We have a strong rights focus and a rich history of providing a variety of services that directly support disabled people, equipping them with information, skills and support to challenge the barriers they face, making a real difference in peoples’ lives.

“Our work is based on the principle that the disabled person chooses the support they want rather than having to take what is offered to them.

“I’m committed to ensuring that we continue to deliver a wide range of quality services which make a real positive difference in disabled people’s lives whilst being at the forefront of developing forward-thinking approaches to inclusive living.

“My aim is to develop those services to deliver the growth needed to ensure the organisation is fit for the future.”

Dr Jim Elder-Woodward, chair of GCIL, added: “The board is indeed fortunate in appointing Ms Boyce. She was an outstanding candidate for the post. As chair of GCIL, I look forward to working with her in our endeavours to develop the organisation and its standing in the field.”



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