This session will explore policy ideas for social care/independent living for the future. While the crisis in social care is well known, politicians are reluctant to put forward solutions. Speakers from the Reclaiming Our Futures Alliance, a national network of grassroots disabled people led organisations, will put forward their ideas for the bold new vision that is needed, before enabling participants to share their thoughts on what a different system could look like and how we can get there.
Seàn McGovern a disabled Socialist who is a Unite and disability activist member of the Labour Party. For a living he’d like to say he works in the independent living sector, but sadly it’s still a top down social care sector in which he’s employed.
Mark is Chair of Norfolk Against Universal Credit and until last year was CEO of Equal Lives, a large disabled people's organisation (DPO) in East Anglia. He is a member of DPAC and the Reclaiming Our Futures Alliance (ROFA) international committee.
Michelle Daley is currently working as Director of the Alliance for Inclusive Education, having worked in the disability field for over 15 years on international, national and local issues for public sector and voluntary organisations.
Disabled People Against Cuts is an organisation based in the United Kingdom for disabled people and allies to campaign against the impact of government spending cuts on the lives of disabled people.