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Feb

13

Thursday

Jobs and social protection for disabled people, their carers and their communities in the 2020s

1.00pm

Seminars

Public, Staff, Students

Speaker: Philip Connolly, Policy Advisor Employment and Social protection, Leonard Cheshire

In this presentation Philip Connolly looks at the employment and adequate social protection needs of disabled people following the general election and how these may be set to develop over the next decade. He then looks at some possible policy interventions by both the Government itself and by civil society.

Before he joined Leonard Cheshire Philip worked over a nearly fourteen year period for Disability Rights UK and RNIB. He is partially sighted and has Parkinson’s disease. He is a co-author of the 2016 Ahead of the Arc report for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Disability, concerned with halving the disability employment gap. He is the initiator of the purple concept (disabled people’s positive contribution to society) and the disability resilience network (disabled people’s experiences potentially making them resilience leaders) as responses to austerity and introduced these when he gave his last presentation at City University in 2012. He was recently recognised in the Shaw Trust 2019 power list 100 as one of the 100 most influential disabled people in the UK. He was also recognised for his work in campaigning for disabled people’s rights and wellbeing when in March 2019 MPs passed Early Day Motion 52687 in praise of his work

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When and where

1.00pm - 2.15pmThursday 13th February 2020

C310 City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

Contact Details

Doria Pilling

City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8992 4302

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