East Midlands Inclusion Framework

New Ground Consultancy Ltd has been commissioned by One East Midlands to consult with organisations across the East Midlands in order to contribute towards the development of an East Midlands Inclusion Framework. 

The EMIF will build on the experience, knowledge and perspectives in the region and sector. and build on the research across the country.  


Aims to

• be a Framework usable by all sectors to work against exclusion and poverty and to support the work of policymakers and commissioners

 Third sector members will be able to: 

•use the framework to establish/benchmark alignment
•hold one another and themselves to account against the framework
•use the framework to help develop their own policy

Time frame for the EMIF to be completed is the 30th June 2018

PLEASE COMPLETE THIS SURVEY by 5th May by 5.00pm please

Our working definition for the purposes of the EMIF is:

Inclusion at its simplest is ‘the state of being included’ but it is a bit more complicated than that… It is used by activists to promote the idea that all people should be freely and openly accommodated without restrictions or limitations of any kind.

It is described by some as the practice of ensuring that people feel they belong, are engaged, and connected. It is a universal human right whose aim is to embrace all people, irrespective of race, gender, disability, age, class, sexuality  or other attribute which can be perceived as different. We recognise the existence of the intersectional relationship and its effect on the individual as a singular experience.

It is about valuing all individuals, giving equal access and opportunity to all and removing discrimination and other barriers to involvement.

From an ethical point of view, human rights are fundamental to overcoming barriers and promoting inclusion.

A human rights approach should ensure positive processes and outcomes for all people including treating people with dignity and respect and ensure that society no longer disables its citizens.

Respecting human rights in the delivery of services is not an optional extra but a set of core values and fundamental to public sector reform. Human rights extend to economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights.

Work towards inclusion must be active, involves imagining better and understanding that we all have something to contribute.  It encompasses people having control over their own support and making their own decisions (personalisation), participation and presence in their own communities.
Keys to Inclusion 2008 ( adapted and updated following initial EMIF consultation March 2018)


The project is being led by Paul Pearson and Jo Bradley-Fortune. If you would like to talk with us please contact jbf67@email.com and we will respond as quickly as we can. We are busy attending meetings across the area and if you feel that it would be beneficial for us to attend a meeting you attend and or facilitate  please do contact us. Diary permitting we will endeavour to attend

Thank you

* 1. What is the name of your organisation?

* 2. What is your role in the organisation?

* 3. What is is your organisations role in working to achieve inclusion?

* 4. Can you tell us about any good practice examples of work to achieve inclusion, locally or nationally that you use or are aware of?

* 5. What do you think are the main barriers to inclusion?

* 6. Do you think current inclusion policy is working?

* 7. What needs to be done nationally/strategically to help achieve inclusion? please give 3 tangible examples.

* 8. What needs to be done better locally to achieve inclusion ? 
Giving 3 tangible examples please.

* 9. How might we measure the impact of  EMIF both strategically and locally?

* 10. Any other comments