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Our latest campaigns events and updates
We joined DPAC, ROFA and other DDPOs for a week of action around the ‘Global Disability Summit’ hosted by the UK Government. An International Solidarity Summit was organised to coincide with the event, to highlight the hypocrisy of the UK government, who are themselves in breach of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The Universal Credit (UC) system needs to be fixed – the system can push disabled people, families, and other groups into debt. Data from Trussell Trust foodbanks reveals that foodbanks in areas of full Universal Credit rollout for 12 months or more have seen a 52% increase in need, compared to 13% elsewhere.
We note the global disability summit being held in London at the end of July. We are strongly in favour of international support that improves the lives of Deaf and Disabled people across the world. We also have a number of concerns about the summit.
The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on hate crime is running an enquiry. The APPG is interested to hear from experts, practitioners, victims and their representative organisations, as well as academics and others with an interest in and knowledge of the topic.