Prior to the meeting I met with Remploy workers to hear their concerns. When I highlighted these to the Minister and called for a re-think on closure of the Edinburgh factory the request fell on deaf ears.
As a result, Remploy’s Edinburgh factory closed its doors for the last time last week. I wrote a piece for the Evening News, giving the background to the situation and arguing for a clear strategy to develop supported learning in the wake of this decision. You can read my article here.