With nearly 14 million disabled people living in the UK, more should be involved in legislation and decision making.
Posts Tagged: Disability
Elliot Colburn: Disabled children and families have been hit hard by Covid. Now they must get the support they need.
We need specific, ring-fenced funding for them – which we on the Women and Equalities committee have been calling for.
Caroline ffiske: How non-crime hate incidents came into force. And why they should be reformed – or scrapped altogether.
Introduced with the best of intentions, they have grown and morphed beyond reason – more so than Macpherson could surely have imagined.
Esther McVey: We should honour our manifesto commitment to close the digital divide. Especially during this time of Covid.
The levelling up agenda depends upon nation-wide digital inclusivity. If we give up on this, we will be trying to deliver it with one hand held behind our back.
The first in a mini-series of pieces from the Centre for Social Justice on Covid-19 – and helping those in deep poverty.
Philippa Stroud: The Coalition stopped officially measuring poverty – which left its successor unsighted over free schools meals
We are allowing others to create a narrative for us, and in the absence of an agreed poverty measure and subsequent strategy, we always will.
Maria Miller: Domestic abuse can stretch on for a lifetime. So why do we stop recording it after the age of 74?
I urge Ministers to make one simple change to the Domestic Abuse Bill – to start the necessary recording of data of victims and survivors.
Phillipa Stroud: Coronavirus has hit those in poverty hardest. The Government must support employment, fast.
The next step is for a commission to be established that can develop solutions to the current inequalities we have seen.
Victoria Borwick: Ministers must act to stop vulnerable people falling through the gap of the Covid-19 safety net
The Government needs to expand the definition of ‘vulnerable’ to include carers and families with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities).
John Hayes: The plan to impose abortion on demand on Northern Ireland by the end of this month – and why it should be stopped
To respect devolution, the UK Government must not impose such a drastic development on the Province. Is this a test run for England?
Emily Farley: To close the disability employment gap, we need the voluntary sector’s ‘little platoons’
The Government’s current approach to contracts locks out small, specialist providers in exchange for a handful of multinationals.
Plus: More Ronseal, please. And: If the Treasury wants to flick multiple V-signs at blue collar voters, it will put up fuel duty.
Northern Ireland Bill 1) Maria Caulfield: Damaging, opportunistic, anti-democratic. The Commons should reject these abortion amendments
There has been no consultation with those who live in the part of the UK that these changes would affect.
Mark Harper: Social care. It’s not all about the elderly. Let’s meet the needs of disabled people of working age too.
The former Minister for Disabled People contributes the first article in a three-part mini-series on reform to the adult social care system.
We must tackle causes of poverty, not symptoms: educational failure, worklessness, family breakdown, debt, addiction, disability, exposure to crime, poor housing.