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My Mum was Moira Drury. She was a nurse and a mother of 3. She was the victim of a horrific hammer attack that caused head injuries and left her with permanent disabilities. They didn’t expect her to survive but Mum was a fighter.
A report published this week by In Control on behalf of the Independent Living Strategy group, presents the findings of an online survey looking at what impact the Care Act is actually having on the day-to-day lives of Disabled people living in England today.
Disabled campaigners have called on the government to urgently address Parliament with a clarification on their response to the UN report released last week which found evidence of grave or systematic violations of disabled people’s rights due to welfare reform.
The country’s highest court, the Supreme Court, has ruled that the Government discriminated against a disabled woman and her husband and a severely disabled child who needs overnight care through the implementation of the ‘bedroom tax’.
All the evidence suggests that current social policy is failing miserably, and the only way it is likely to be challenged is by a politics of involvement and empowerment. An extract from Professor Peter Beresford’s inaugural lecture at the University of Essex.
Inclusion London along with Liberty, the Race Equality Foundation and a number of other organisations have raised serious concerns about the awarding of the contract to run the Equality Advice Support Service (EASS) to G4S, a company with a track record of human rights violations.