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Brexit threatens key funding for disabled people

27 February 2018

Disabled people could lose out on crucial support following Brexit unless Government commits to replacing funds.

Read Independent news item

Sue Bott, deputy chief executive of Disability Rights UK, said:

“Disabled people make up a key group of those who benefit from European funding streams. From hate crime through to improving employment potential, there is a massive range of currently funded schemes which make a difference to disabled people’s lives.

“Without this kind of investment disabled people risk losing the help they need to live independently. Such schemes include community support for people who are socially isolated, skills development to improve employment prospects, and combatting mental health stigma.”