National Disabilities Conference 2013 (London, UK)

Date: Thurs 4th July

Location: One Drummond Gate, Victoria, London, SW1V 2QQ

 

Currently, there are 11 million people in the UK that are disabled. This means that 1 in 5 adults have either serious physical problems, chronic pain or have trouble communicating with others unaided. As we move towards an ageing population, where people are living longer, it is estimated that by the end of our lives almost half of us will be disabled.

With the issues above in mind, GovKnow are proud to present our Disabilities Conference 2013, a forum for discussion and debate on how best to support disabled people to live fulfilling lives, to reach their full potential.

Key issues to be discussed at this conference include: how the government are supporting disabled people through new policies and strategies; the employment and training opportunities available to disabled people; tacking hate crime; supporting independent living; assisting disabled children and their families and building on the success of the Paralympic games to change the perception in society of disabled people to put everyone on an equal footing to succeed.

We are delighted to have the Minister for Disabled People, Esther McVey MP, delivering the keynote addressat this important conference on Supporting Disabled People through Providing Opportunity and Choice. Other sessions in the day will include award winning case studies on assisting disabled people into meaningful employment, as well as a panel discussion on tackling hate crime and supporting vulnerable members of society.

Delegates at this conference will have the opportunity to question speakers, including the Minister for Disabled People, on the key issues pertinent to them and their job roles.

It is clear that if we are to give disabled people the support they need all sectors, including the public, private, third and academic, must come together to discuss how we can integrate systems to provide seamless and first rate services to those who most need them. We look forward to welcoming all stakeholders involved with supporting disabled people and their families in the July 2013.

To book tickets, go to http://govknow.com/event-booking?eventId=449. Please use promo code CA13 for exclusive registration rates.

For further information please call 0845 647 7000 or email info@govknow.com.

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