Morning, Tuesday, 25th January 2022
This conference focuses on policy priorities relating to workplace rights for people with disabilities in England.
Key stakeholders and policymakers will discuss latest thinking and priorities for inclusivity in work environments, reporting, helping people into employment, and skills and apprenticeship opportunities.
It will be an opportunity for delegates to discuss the next steps for the National Disability Strategy and how it can be harnessed to improve employment rates and experiences for people with disabilities, as well as assessing the impact the pandemic has had on progress in implementation.
The conference will also consider priorities for recruitment and retention, as well as whole-organisation approaches to improving inclusion, employer engagement, and workplace transparency.
We are pleased to be able to include keynote contributions from:
- Chloe Smith MP, Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work, Department for Work and Pensions
- James Taylor, Executive Director of Strategy, Impact and Social Change, Scope
- Geena Vabulas, Policy Manager, Assistive Technology, Policy Connect
- Professor Kim Hoque, Professor of Human Resource Management, Warwick Business School
The discussion is bringing together stakeholders with key policy officials who are due to attend from the DHSC; BEIS; the DWP; the Cabinet Office; the DfT; HMPPS; Her Majesty's Passport Office; HMCTS; HM Revenue & Customs; Home Office; the IATE; NAO; the MoD; the MoJ; the Department for the Economy, NI; The Scottish Government and the Welsh Government.