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The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has investigated the UK Government and made findings of grave and systemic violations. We set out below the background, legal framework, the inquiry findings and the significance of those findings.
Luke Davey is a disabled adult, who had been living in his own home with almost 24 hour support for 18 years. The local authority assessed Davey as having an ‘eligible need’ to enhance his ‘independence’ by spending more time alone, and concluded that his eligible needs could be met with a reduction in his ‘personal budget’ from £1651 to £950.
DPAC and Inclusion London’s 70 page response to the Inquiry by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of People with Disabilities and the UK Government response, detailing our serious concern at the Government’s approach.
The Reclaiming Our Futures Alliance has collected lived experience evidence from thousands of Disabled people to write this report, which documents how British Government policies since 2010 have created regression against nearly every article under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
The Equality and Human Rights Commission wish to hear from Deaf and Disabled people and organisations. They want to understand whether the availability of accessible and adaptable housing, and the support services around it, fulfils Deaf and Disabled people’s rights to live independently.