DPOs criticise DWP for excluding them from green paper launch | DisabledGo News and Blog


Grassroots disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) have criticised the government’s decision to exclude them from an event held to launch its new work, health and disability green paper. The event for “stakeholders” was hosted by the disability charity Scope at its London headquarters, and attended by Penny Mordaunt, the minister for disabled people. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) said in its invitation – it turned down a request from Disability News Service (DNS) to attend – that the event would “start the consultation period” on its green paper, Improving Lives. It said that it was “launching a new conversation with disabled people and people with health conditions, their representatives, healthcare professionals and employers”. But DWP has refused to say how many disabled people’s user-led organisations were invited to the event, and instead suggested that DNS submit a freedom of information request to find out. But DNS has confirmed that some of the most prominent user-led

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