Access to Finance and Control of Money

CDS hosted a seminar on ‘Disabled People’s Access to Finance and Control of Money’. Disabled people often face particular problems gaining access to money and exercising freedom in using it. The seminar provided an exchange of recent research and developments regarding: hate crime and financial abuse, gendered financial abuse and plans for the expansion of universal credit, law and policy on obligations of financial institutions. The speakers included Stephen Brookes and Mark Cutter from the Disability Hate Crime Network, Scarlet Harris, TUC Women’s Equality Officer, Equality and Employment Rights Anna Lawson and Alex Pearl, University of Leeds.

Contact Sarah Woodin for more details – S.L.Woodin@leeds.ac.uk