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Re: Direct Payments event - Leeds, 22 March

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Mark Priestley <[log in to unmask]>

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Hi all

My apologies, but I have just heard from our office that the advertised seminar is now fully subscribed... a popular topic it seems!

We will do our best to make available relevant materials, and for those that are interested there are already a number of working papers arising from our current research on the CDS website at:

http://www.leeds.ac.uk/disability-studies/projects/ukdirectpayments.htm

Best wishes

Mark


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Subject: Direct Payments event - Leeds, 22 March

The Centre for Disability Studies, University of Leeds, will hold a One Day Conference for users, providers, students and researchers on:

Independent Living and Direct Payments: The National Picture

Wednesday 22nd March 2006 
Weetwood Hall Hotel, Leeds, LS16 5PS

Ten years on... from the introduction of the 1996 Community Care (Direct Payments) Act, how has policy developed across the UK? Why have direct payments been more developed in some areas than others? How has this affected the independent living movement? Where do we go from here? The seminar programme includes presentations from activist, academic and policy perspectives.

Provisional programme:

10:00	Coffee and registration

10:45	Welcome and introduction (Colin Barnes, University of Leeds)
    
11:00	Disability Activism, Independent Living and Direct Payments (Anne Pridmore: Chair of the British Council of Disabled People)
      
11:45	 Independent Living or Something Else?  Understanding national and regional policy developments in direct payments (Charlotte Pearson and Sheila Riddell, University of Glasgow)  

12:30	Break (buffet lunch provided)

13. 30    A Post Code Lottery? Explaining the uneven implementation of direct payments (Debbie Jolly and Mark Priestley, University of Leeds)

14:15	The Independent Living Bill (Caroline Ellis: Head of Parliamentary Affairs, Disability Rights Commission)
 
15.00	 Questions and Discussion (Geof Mercer; University of Leeds)  
	
15:30	(Close (coffee available)

Attendance is free to all participants and places will be reserved strictly on a first come first served basis. (PLEASE DO NOT 'REPLY' TO THIS EMAIL)

For an application form and further information please contact: 

Marie Ross
School of Sociology and Social Policy
University of Leeds
Leeds
LS2 9JT

Tel: 0113 3434407
Minicom 0113 3434407
Email: [log in to unmask]  


  
Best wishes
 
Dr Mark Priestley 
Centre for Disability Studies 
University of Leeds 
LEEDS 
LS2 9JT 
UK 
tel: +44 113 343 4417 
fax: +44 113 343 4415 
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http://www.leeds.ac.uk/disability-studies

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