‘Panorama – The great disability scam?’

You can watch the Panorama programme from Monday night which features Dame Anne discussing the forthcoming evidence session with her Work and Pensions Select Committee on the Work Programme.

You can watch the Panorama episode here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01qgk9h/Panorama_The_Great_Disability_Scam/ 

“Only half of all people with a disability are in work. Panorama investigates if one of the government’s most ambitious welfare reforms, costing billions of pounds, can solve the problem of disability unemployment. Reporter Sam Poling reveals the private companies who are getting rich from the new reforms despite only being able to get a small fraction of disabled people back to work, and speaks to the charities who feel the most vulnerable in our society are being failed.”

The evidence session will take place at 9.30am on Wednesday 30th January and hear from the following people:

  • Crisis – Duncan Shrubsole, Director of Policy and External Affairs
  • Drugscope – Paul Anders, Senior Policy Officer
  • Mind – Sophie Corlett, Head of External Relations
  • Scope – Rob Trotter, Senior Research Officer & Public Policy Advisor (Employment and Skills)
  • Single Parent Action Network – Laura Dewar, Senior Policy & Parliamentary Officer