Upcoming Event, Wednesday June 22nd: Purpose for the Powers

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DHS is proud to announce Purpose for the Powers: The Future for Social Security, co-sponsored with Inclusion Scotland and LCiL (Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living). This event is your chance to have your say on the new social security powers transferred to the Scottish Government by the Smith Commission.

Purpose for the Powers will take place at the Norton Park Conference Centre in Edinburgh on Wednesday June 22nd.

Over half of the £22 billion in benefits cut from 2010-15 were taken from disabled people and their families. Disabled people are often made to go through multiple assessments prior to receiving their benefits. As such, we believe the new Scottish disability benefit system should be designed with the help and input of disabled people. This is called co-production.

At Purpose for the Powers, we will debate:

* How the new system can be used to support disabled people.
* Disabled peoples needs.
* Extra costs.
* Barriers to care and benefits.
* What dignity and respect should mean in the new system.
* What other values should be used.

Representatives from the Scottish Government will be in attendance at the event to answer questions and listen to the audience’s opinion, so the greater our turnout for this event, the better!

To book your free place, call Janice at Inclusion Scotland on 0141 559 5025, or e-mail events@inclusionscotland.org. You can also register online here. Please let us know as soon as possible if you have any access, communication or dietary requirements.

See you on June 22nd!

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