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Charities questioned on employment, accessing services and the Equality Act

20 October 2015


On Tuesday 20 October representatives from Scope, Mind and People First appear before the House of Lords Select Committee on the Equality Act 2010 and Disability.


The sessions take place on Tuesday 20 October in Committee Room 4A, Palace of Westminster.

At 3.30pm:

  • Elliot Dunster, Group Head of Policy, Research and Public Affairs, Scope
  • Paul Farmer, Chief Executive, Mind

At 4.30pm:

  • Andrew Lee, Director of Policy and Campaigns, People First (Self Advocacy)

Likely topics

Topics likely to be discussed include:

  • Issues facing disabled people in employment and service provision
  • Reasonable adjustments for people with mental health issues and learning difficulties
  • Enforcement and compliance with the Equality Act 2010
  • The role of the Equality and Human Rights Commission and local authorities
  • Access to employment for people with learning difficulties

Further information

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