Remploy concerns fall on deaf ears

Last week Esther McVey, the UK Government Minister for Work and Pensions, visited the Scottish Parliament to take questions from MSPs regarding the future of Remploy.

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.