Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Law

Seminar and Discussion Day: the wellbeing of disabled people and carers

In this Section:

Professors Anna Lawson and Luke Clements of the School of Law, and Dr Shivaun Quinlivan of Galway University

The Centre for Law & Social Justice is holding a Symposium bringing together researchers in the Centre and our partners in Cardiff and Galway Universities – with colleagues in community-led organisations, the independent and public sectors. There will be BSL interpretation at this event.

The event is an opportunity for researchers from the three centres to discuss their work with the ‘real world’ and to provoke debate. The Symposium aims to identify how we can work together to advance the wellbeing of disabled people and carers.

We hope the topics listed below will be of interest. The presentations will be short and followed by discussion.

Sessions include

Short updates on current research, including:

  • Defining ‘independence’ from the neoliberal and the disabled person’s perspective;
  • How do you resolve commonly occurring problems – if you don’t have a sister who is a barrister?
  • Young disabled people and the transition from education into employment;
  • Decision making and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities;
  • Sheltered workshops – their history and the future.

Programme

9.30
Registration

10.00
Introductions

10.05
The Disability Law Hub – launch announcement

10.15
Alison Tarrant (Cardiff Law School) What does ‘independent’ mean?

10.40
Alex Pearl (School of Law, Leeds) Decision Making and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

11.05
Discussion

11.20
Break

11.35
Charlotte May-Simera (Galway University) Exploring the future of sheltered workshops

12.00
Derek Tilley (Cardiff Law School) Problem solving

12.25
Discussion

13.00
Lunch

14.00
Chen Bo (Galway University) Psychiatric Informed Consent and Its Connection to Disability Rights in China.

14.25
Ieva Eskyte (School of Law, Leeds) Shopping and Disabled People: does business need a stick or a carrot?

14.50
Discussion

15.30
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