|DR UK event calls on employers to pledge jobs for disabled people: This I Can Make It Pledge event takes place 10am, Tuesday 20th March 2018 at the Financial Times Offices. We are asking all local authorities and businesses to either pledge a specific number of jobs for young disabled people, or pledge to make it a requirement of some of the services that they contract.
The event is for MPs, Mayors, Councillors, Local Authorities, Employers, anyone involved in procurement of goods and services or anyone who can make a pledge or provide political support.
Pledges can be made in advance of the event or on the day. Interested? Email firstname.lastname@example.org call us on 0330 995 0400.
The future of social care and the forthcoming government green paper: On Wednesday 7 March, Think Local Act Personal held a meeting to discuss the future of social care in the light of the Green Paper to be published by the government in the summer. Our deputy CEO, Sue Bott attended. Here is what she said
DR UK welcomes government acceptance of taskforce recommendations for bus wheelchair spaces: The Task and Finish Group on the Use of Wheelchair Spaces on Buses’ has made 4 specific recommendations to clarify the position for bus companies following the Paulley decision. The Government has accepted these recommendations in principle. Welcoming the decision, Philip Connolly, policy manager for Disability Rights UK, said:
“The Government appear to have a new policy position that will be enforceable, providing they are willing to change the law………Disability Rights UK was at the forefront in demanding a change in the law as the only viable solution to this issue. We hold the government to their promise.”
Have you been affected by bank closures? The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Disability is concerned about the effect that branch bank closures are having on disabled customers – in particular the possible inaccessibility of online banking and other replacement services. The APPG intends to use the results of this short survey to decide what action to take on this issue.
Free Access to Work Workplace Mental Health Support Service Webinar: Disability Rights UK and Remploy are delighted to invite you to the following free webinar on March 28, 2018 at 12.30pm. Register for the webinar
Recently visited your GP? Recently been to hospital? Disability Rights UK and the Care Quality Commission would like to hear about your experience! Telephone us on 0330 995 0400 and choose option 1 or click here for further information.