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Our latest campaigns events and updates
The UK Government’s claim to be a ‘world leader in disability issues’ has today been crushed by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Committee has released damning Concluding Observations on the UK, following its first Review of the government’s compliance with the Convention.
Austerity policies have created a “human catastrophe” – UN Committee Chair condemns the UK’s record on human rights.
Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations welcome the public unity of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in their clear criticism of the UK Government’s ‘grave and systematic violations’ of disabled people’s human rights.
We know Independent Living is about us having equal choices and living a normal life like everybody else. It is not about leaving us without support. So we intervened in the Davey case to ensure the Care Act delivers our right to Independent living. We also came to show solidarity with Luke and highlight the enormous struggle we have to go through to get even very basic things in our lives.
The UK government will be up in front of the UN Disability Committee on the 23 and 24 August answering questions on how far the UK Government is protecting and upholding the rights of Disabled people.
Special, freely available issue of the JHP on the PACE trial. PACE was a controversial trial of therapies for patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)/chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). The current review by NICE of these treatments presents an opportunity to bring clinical practice properly in line with scientific evidence.
Activists from Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) protested cuts to social care in Parliament on Wednesday July 19th. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell voiced support for the protest, with McDonnell calling for a better funded social care system designed by disabled people themselves.
The ME Association has initiated this petition because they believe, ‘that the current NICE guideline on diagnosis and management of chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalomyelitis (or encephalopathy) is not fit for purpose and that we are not being afforded a fair opportunity to help produce a better version’.