MPs and Peers call for Disability Inclusion

Sun,3 May 2020

In a letter to the Prime Minister, signed by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Disability and one hundred parliamentarians, calls are made for disabled people to be part of coronavirus strategies.

Issues addressed include, ensuring accessible information, enabling reasonable adjustments to social distancing rules so disabled people can shop, take exercise etc. asking councils and health bodies to provide essential care and support, and requiring disable people to be part of recovery plans.

Fazilet Hadi, policy lead at DR UK said “It’s great to see this well supported parliamentary initiative and it would be good to have even more signatures on the letter. We’d urge government to respond quickly and positively. Whilst the commitment to a longer term Disability Strategy is welcome, let’s develop a strategy now, for the situation we’re in.”

Read the letter in full.