Considerable attention is being given to the legacy of the Olympics both in terms of the immediate East London area and the country as a whole. However there does not appear to be that much focus on the legacy that the Paralympics will have. At a time when the disability employment rate is at c. 47% (of working age adults meeting the Equality Act definition of disability) and access to government schemes that promote skills development, such as apprenticeships, is declining – can the Paralympics be a catalyst to challenge employers to do more to create opportunities for disabled people?
Speakers at the event:
- John Hayes MP, Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning
- Tara Flood, Director, Alliance for Inclusive Education (http://www.allfie.org.uk)
- Paolo Nistri, London Legacy Development Corporation
- Paul Warren, Training and Safety Manager, Bovis Lend Lease.
- Tom Wilson, Director, unionlearn
Lunch will be provided.
- Thursday 6th September
- Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust Centre, Deptford
Who should attend?
- Trade union officers or members interested in workplace equality or learning issues
- Employers who are based within the 6 Olympic host Boroughs
- Disability groups from the East London area
- Disability rights activists and campaigners
- Stakeholders from equality and learning agendas
- Government officials and policy makers
Please send this invite to colleagues who may be interested in attending.
To find out more about unionlearn's Apprenticeships are Union Business project go to www.unionlearn.org.uk/apprenticeships.