Social security, Work and disability in hard times: Developing research agendas with individuals and their families

Alan Walters Room 112 Seminar Room 3
Tuesday 6 June 2017 (10:30-15:00)

This event is an opportunity to discuss contemporary issues in work and social security as experienced by individuals and families. The day will begin with a showing of 'I, Daniel Blake' to provide a reference point for speakers and participants to respond to. The panel will draw from their own research and experience to respond to points raised in the film and to question in order to help develop discussion concerning future research agendas. 

This event will be of interest to researchers, policy makers and practitioners in employment, social security, family life (including caregiving) and disability studies as well as individuals and families with a stake in these policy areas.

Plan of the day

10:30  Coffee and welcome.

11:00  Film: I, Daniel Blake (1h40m)

12:40  Lunch

13:30  Panel debate: Social security, work and disability: Research and Benefit Policy - Today and after the election.
Panel members introductory comments and discussion.
The Panel: Harriet Clarke (Social Policy and Social Research), Tom Coogan (Disability Entrepreneurship), Graeme Douglas (Disability Inclusion & Special Needs), Geraint Harvey (HRM & Industrial Relations)
Chair/Panel interviewers: Fiona Carmichael, Hareth Al-Janabi

14:15  Questions from the audience

14:55 - 15:00  Final words from Panel