New members on disability employment committee

A committee advising the government on the barriers to finding work faced by disabled people and how to tackle them has appointed a number of new members today.

Six new and eight existing members have been appointed to the Disability Employment Advisory Committee during its second three-year term of office.

The committee has advised the government on initiatives such as Pathways to Work, a scheme which helps people on incapacity benefit into employment, and its strategy to end inequalities faced by disabled people within a generation.

The new members include Cheryl Cullen, employment training skills manager for the Royal National Institute for Deaf People, Asif Iqbal, project manager for parenting charity Parentline Plus and Tim Cooper, managing director of the work and independence division at Shaw Trust, a charity helping disabled and disadvantaged people to gain employment.



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