Speaker: Colin Low, Lord Low of Dalston CBE, Vice President RNIB
Location: Room B307B, University Building, Northampton Square, EC1V.
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Please note the date of this event has changed from 9th April 2013 to 16th July 2013.
Each year the the Division of Health Services Research and Management at City University London runs a series of events and seminars which provide a platform for academics, practitioners and service users to discuss developments on best practice and help promote social inclusion for disabled people and others at risk of social exclusion, through research, teaching and consultancy. Previous topics have included: welfare at work, disability services in an age of austerity, challenges for the third sector, insurance and social inclusion.
This presentation will review the evidence on the association between childhood disability and social disadvantage and the scale of disadvantage as evidenced by child poverty, and will consider the impact of government policies on social disadvantage in society.
Colin Low, blind since the age of three, with a background in law and disability theory and experience of serving on the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal, has been a lifelong campaigner for the rights of blind and disabled people.
Colin is a crossbench peer, Vice-President of the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), having been Chair from 2000-2009, President of the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment, and has undertaken important roles in a wide range of other organisations, including the Disability Rights Commission.
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