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Lord Holmes Review Launched

Posted by | December 3, 2018 | News | No Comments
Photo:  Rt Hon Sarah Newton MP, Minister for Disabled People, holding a report entitled: "Lord Holmes Review"

Photo:  Rt Hon Sarah Newton MP, Minister for Disabled People, holding a report entitled: “Lord Holmes Review"

Photo:  Lord Holmes MBE, speaker (on the mic) sharing his findings and recommendations of his Review Report.

Independent Report: The Lord Holmes Review Launched
 
The independent Lord Holmes Review was launched on Monday 3rd December 2018, International Day of People with Disability at the Cabinet Office in Central London. At the event, Oliver Dowden MP CBE, Minister for Implementation introduced Lord Holmes of Richmond MBE.
The independent Lord Holmes Review explores how to open-up public appointments to disabled people.
In his report, Lord Holmes of Richmond MBE shared the following key messages:
  • “Opening up public appointments to disabled talent is not looking to give anyone an unfair advantage. An equitable, inclusive, fully accessible and positive process puts everyone on the same start line."
  • “Positive change requires leadership, culture and innovation, and I am convinced that substantial, sustainable change is possible. It will not be easy, but it is absolutely achievable."
  • “Currently, talent is everywhere, but opportunity is not. I hope this review and its recommendations will play some part in addressing this avoidable failing."
Here, Lord Holmes investigated why there were so few disabled people who came forward for public appointments, why fewer were interviewed and fewer were still appointed. He made some recommendations for changes at every stage of the recruitment process.
 
In the report, it featured three disabled public appointees as case studies, who shared their experiences.
The Full Report and a 2-page summary were launched in full accessible format including Black and white and, EasyRead versions of the Review will also be available to download from below link. In addition, there is a British Sign Language summary video of the report published online.
For more information including BSL summary video and accessible format: www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-lord-holmes-review