Disability rights coalition calls for talks with Theresa May over ‘human catastrophe’ : Welfare Weekly


A coalition of Disabled people’s organisations has written to the Prime Minister, urging her to meet with them to discuss the deteriorating quality of life experienced by millions of disabled people in the UK.

The call comes exactly six months since the United Nations’ damning report on the UK Government’s implementation of the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD), which accused the UK Government of “grave” and “systematic” violations of disabled people’s human rights.

 The report, published last August, made a number of recommendations but disabled people’ organisations which gave evidence to the UN say that the Government is not taking the urgent action required

The coalition has highlighted five areas of particular concern:

  1. The failure to fully implement the 2010 Equality Act.
  2. The lack of joined up working across the 4 nations of the UK.
  3. The lack of resources to ensure disabled people’s right to independent living and inclusion in their communities.
  4. The continuing gap in employment opportunities for disabled people.
  5. The right of disabled people to an adequate standard of living and social protection.

Tracey Lazard, CEO of Inclusion London and Reclaiming Our Futures Alliance member, said:

 

Source: Disability rights coalition calls for talks with Theresa May over ‘human catastrophe’ : Welfare Weekly

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