|Disability employment gap campaign at Downing Street: Warwick Business School academic, Kim Hoque, has told the UK Government that fulfilling its election pledge of helping a million more disabled people into employment could help address the skills gap likely to emerge post Brexit.
Professor Hoque, along with Philip Connolly, Disability Rights UK Policy and Development Manager, has had a series of meetings with the Prime Minister’s Special Advisor for Disability, and also with senior officials in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) and the Cabinet Office, to deliver this message.
It follows the recommendations of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Disability report, launched in December 2016, entitled Ahead of the Arc: A contribution to halving the disability employment gap, which Professor Hoque co-authored. Read more
The EnAble Fund: The EnAble Fund for Elected Office is intended to cover the additional financial costs associated with a disability or health condition, that would otherwise prevent someone from seeking elected office. For more information, go to www.disabilityrightsuk.org/enablefund
Right to Participate: Find out how you can use the Equality Act, to protect you from discrimination in everyday situations.
- Take Action – read how you can assert your rights in everyday situations.
- Stories – read how disabled people have faced discrimination and what they’ve done about it.
- Share your story – your story, your way. Whether it’s text, audio, video or image share a story with us and help empower other disabled people to take action.
DRILL Chronic Illness Inclusion Project Newsletter: From now on, following responses from focus groups and surveys, “Energy Limiting Chronic Illness” is the term the project will be using to better represent you and voice your concerns. Read DRILL blog. Chronic illness and citizenship – mobilising a collective voice for social change is a DRILL funded project aimed at promoting the framework of independent living among the chronic illness community and providing them with tools for greater autonomy and dignity.
Tell us about your care: Recently visited your GP or been to hospital? We would like to hear about your experience! Phone 0330 995 0400 or go here