Consulting the London voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector on Improving Lives: the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper

Thursday 2nd February 1:30pm-5pm at Conference Room, London Voluntary Sector Council (LVSC), 2nd Floor, 200a Pentonville Road, London N1 9JP.

 

The Department of Work and Pensions and Department for Health, published last year a Work, Health and Disability Green Paper, Improving Lives – launching a wide-reaching consultation into employment support for people with disabilities and health conditions.

The aim of the Green Paper is to help everyone to be able to enjoy the independence, security and good health that being in work can bring.

Many disabled people and people with long-term health conditions already work and many more want access to the benefits that work can bring. The Government want to understand how to improve the system to make this possible, while at the same time being committed to financially supporting those with the most severe or life-limiting disabilities and conditions who are unable to work.

The deadline to respond is 17th February.

Aim:

For LVSC’s Employment and Skills network members to feed into the Green Paper’s proposals on how people with disabilities and long-term conditions can be supported into work.

Objectives:

  • How can we bring about a shift in society’s wider attitudes to make progress and achieve long lasting change?

 

  • What is the role of government in bringing about positive change to our attitudes to disabled people and people with health conditions? What is the role of other key groups?

Who is it for?

This event is for all members of LVSC’s Employment and Skills Network members who deliver VCSE employment support and skills provision in London.

 

Agenda for joint LVSC-DWP Green Paper consultation event 020217_final