A short video and presentation on how working with Parliament and how disabled people have been empowered and can continue to be empowered. The presentations will be followed by a discussion organizations such as Richmond Aid can work with Parliament to enable disabled people in the key areas of welfare reform and employment.
The presentations and discussions will be facilitated by the Richmond Aid Peer network group led by its two co- Chairs, Emma Caswell and Justin Mings.
The video will will highlight the work of Richmond AID and how it supports people living with disability in Richmond by offering unparalleled information advice and guidance on a range of issues relating to benefits, housing, employment and volunteer opportunities for people with disabilities. the video will be about 3mins long.
The presentations will be two speech delivered by Emma and Justin, one will focus on personal experience dealing with benefits and employment and the other focusing on personal experience of engagement with local government and Parliament.
The discussion will reflect on the experiences of Emma and Justin and discuss how closer engagement with parliament can empower people with disabilities to improve their experiences in the aforementioned areas.
Richmond AID stakeholders will be invited and the event will be open to the public.
The event will be held repeatedly at Richmond AID offices and at two other locations in Richmond (Elleray Hall, Teddington and Castlenau Centre, Barnes) and in Parliament, during Parliament Week 13-19th September.