Disability, Research

Closing Disability Gaps at Work Conference

Delegates at a conference
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The conference to be at!

If your organisation works with or represents disabled people then you’ll know that the UK Government’s “Improving Lives – The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper” is of huge significance in determining future opportunities and support for disabled people in the workplace.

The Cardiff University Research into Employment and Disability group has organised the “Closing Disability Gaps at Work” conference.  This is a unique opportunity to learn about the latest research into disability and employment, and to network with researchers, policy makers and academics to influence real change to long term Government policy.

Don’t delay – register today!

Full agenda and further details on how to register for the Closing Disability Gaps at Work Conference and prepare your response to the Green Paper:
Click here to register

Closing Disability Gaps at Work Conference
10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London. Tuesday 13th December 2016

On 31st October, 2016 the UK Government published Improving Lives – The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper and began a national consultation on work and health which will run until 17th February 2017. This timely conference brings together researchers, policy-makers and practitioners to contribute to the consultation and wider debate. In particular, it considers how the Government’s strategy to halve the disability employment gap can be achieved where past and existing polices and approaches have failed.

Confirmed speakers include Dame Professor Carol Black, Diana Kloss (Council for Work and Health), Liz Sayce (Disability Rights UK), Huma Munshi (TUC), Professor Ralph Fevre, Dr Deborah Foster, Professor Melanie Jones and Professor Victoria Wass (Cardiff University).  Along with officials from the Government’s Work and Health Unit there will be representation from disability charities including Macmillan Cancer Support, Disability Rights UK, Disability Wales, and from Irwin Mitchell, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the Trades Union Congress and the College of Occupational Therapists.

Delegate fee for lunch, refreshments and a copy of the Closing Disability Gaps report: £45

Comments

  • Mr SYED HAIDER ABBAS

    DEAR SIR/MADAM
    i ‘m voulnteer elft.nhs.org

    i was made redundant in july 1991.. after global liquidation of my employer Bank of Credit&commerce International S.A ..100 LEADENHALL ST.LODON.EC3.R7EE.. i have suffered from mental health problem related to SUB-PRIME MORTGAGE ARISING OUT BCCI SUBPRIME MORTGAGE FRAUD IN 90;S
    SEE CASE BCCI AS NO STAFF OR EMPLOYEES WERE COMPENSATED TILL THIS DATE.. MOST OF US HAVE REMAINED ON BENEFITS….
    IN 1994.. AFTER REPOSSESSION OF OUR COUNCIL HOUSE.. BOUGH UNDER RIHGT TO BUY… IN1987;; I BECAME SERVICE USER AND NOW VOLUNTEER OF EAST LONDON FOUNDATION TRUST… AND WORK AS VOLUNTEER
    AT HOPE CHURCH VILLA ROAD LUTON…PLEASE KINDLY PROVIDE ME A PRINTED COPY OF YOUR REPORT;
    CLOSING THE DISABILITY GAPS AT WORK

    MANY THANKS FOR YOUR REPORT WISHING YOUR MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR

    Address retracted

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