Friday, November 04, 2011

Tackling disability poverty: the role of skills, independent living, employment and welfare reform

Tackling disability poverty: the role of skills, independent living, employment and welfare reform

In this major disability poverty conference, the Minister for Disabled People, DWP, Atos and others will answer your welfare, employment, skills and independent living questions.
Date: Tuesday 22 November 2011, 09:30 to 17:00 
Venue: Taylor Wessing, 5 New Street Square, London EC4A 3TW
Price
Members: £40 
Non-members: £70 
Unwaged individuals: £10
Speakers
  • Liz Sayce, Chief Executive, Radar and author of the Sayce Review
  • Maria Miller MP, Minister for Disabled People
  • Neil Crowther, former Director of Disability at the Equality and Human Rights Commission
  • Chris Benson, the Equality Act and you (tbc)
  • Kaliya Franklin: what it means to me; a disabled person’s perspective
Work, Skills and Welfare Panel
  • DWP Work Programme lead
  • DWP Head of Communications
  • DWP Personal Independence Payment (PIP) lead
  • BIS Skills and Disabled People lead (tbc)
Workshops
  1. Is the WCA improving? (Atos and DWP)
  2. PIP assessment (Scope, DWP and Disability Alliance)
  3. Employment and skills opportunities (Liz Sayce, Andrea Lewis)
  4. Work: how to get there; localism, social care and commissioning (NCIL)
Note: Final agenda subject to change. Conference will be filmed. Please inform us in advance if you do not want to be recorded.

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1 comment:

Robert said...

I was asked to write to Ms Eagle about welfare issues over disabled elderly being unable to pay for heating, it was part of a local charity campaign, Ms eagle wrote back saying look would it not be better if you found a job, stop bother hard working people, use your DLA to pay for extra heating costs and stop moaning.

says it all does it not.