Inclusion London response to the ‘No voice unheard, no right ignored’ consultation
Inclusion London responded to the ‘No Voice unheard and no right ignored’ consultation, which was initiated by Norman Lamb, while he was Minister of Care in the wake of the Winterbourne View scandal. The aims of the consultation paper were to ‘strengthen the rights of people with learning difficulties autism and mental health conditions’.
Our response highlights the importance of Disabled people being able to choose where and with whom they live as well as the importance of an appropriate level of care and support being available in the local community. We recommend that the contents of Draft 2 of the ‘Disabled People (Community Inclusion) Bill 2015, known as the Laughing Boy Bill (LBBill) is adopted as part of the ‘No Voice unheard, No right ignored’ Bill because it contains Article 19 of the UNCRPD ‘Independent Living and being included in the community.’ We also question whether, in many circumstances, an accurate assessment of a Disabled person with learning difficulties, autism or a mental health condition can be made when removed from their own home and community to an assessment unit, which can be many miles from the Disabled person’s community.
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Inclusion London’s response NO Voice unheard consultation
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