Etienne joined the Community Renewal Board in 2015. He has been an active member of the disabled people’s Independent Living Movement since the mid 1980’s at which time he was closely involved in the campaign to legalise direct payments. During his career he has focused on developing and managing user-led services that enable disabled people to challenge barriers and assert choice and control over their lives. Etienne is currently Chief Executive of the Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living, a Disabled People’s Organisation which has been providing a range of support, training, housing and employment services since 1996. Etienne has sat on numerous Scottish Government advisory and consultation panels on independent living, self-directed support, and social security. He is a member of the Independent Living Fund Scotland & Northern Ireland Board of Directors and was, most recently, a member of the Scottish Government’s Social Renewal Advisory Board.
“I enjoy working with Community Renewal because I strongly support their mission to combat poverty, health inequalities and social injustice in creative and innovative ways. I am always inspired by their ability to create maximum impact by bringing communities together to drive the change they want to see – something I believe we need now more than ever.”
It is about compassionate listening, creating stories, challenge and change