Building Inclusive Communities

On the 26th of April hosted by the TouchBase Pears centre in Selly Oak (thanks to the charity Sense) Ben chaired an event on ‘Building Inclusive Communities’ for people with disabilities. 

Speakers included Sarah Newton MP and Andy Street West Midlands Mayor.  The event covered a range of topics, but particular focus was given to the importance of inclusivity for work and the minister spoke of the Government’s strategy to support people with disabilities back into work.  Andy Street spoke about the West Midlands ambition to create an ‘economy, society that works for everyone’ in the West Midlands.  There was a great audience and we had a full and interesting panel and audience discussion.