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  • Call to Remove the Coronavirus Act Easements

    Call to Remove the Coronavirus Act Easements

    Disability Sheffield has added our name to a growing list of signatories calling for the rights of disabled people to be restored. A group of over 60 organisations including Disability Rights UK, Inclusion London, Liberty and Mind have signed an open statement asking the government to withdraw the sections of the Coronavirus Act relating to disabled people, as the House of Commons prepares to review the Coronavirus Act on 30 September. You can sign the statement and contact your MP using a template letter.

  • Cancer and Coronavirus - Know your Rights

    Cancer and Coronavirus - Know your Rights

    Macmillan Cancer Support have published a ‘Cancer and Coronavirus – Know your rights ( in England ) Guide ‘explaining the care you should expect and what to do if you think you are not receiving the right care. “ We know it’s a difficult time for healthcare professionals but we also know that there are millions of people living with cancer who still need the right care, treatment and support. it’s vital that cancer diagnosis and treatment continues as much as possible”.

  • Open Letter To NHS On Disabled People’s Human Rights Gains Nearly 2,000 Signatories

    Open Letter To NHS  On Disabled People’s Human Rights Gains Nearly 2,000 Signatories

    Nearly 2,000 people have signed an open letter to NHS England, stating the need for the rights of disabled people to be upheld during the Coronavirus crisis. The letter reminds those in authority how the NHS is built on the principle that we are each equal in dignity and how it has a commitment to protect rights to life and to health, no matter who we are.

  • New Survey Into Impact of Austerity

    New Survey Into Impact of Austerity

    A new survey about the impact of austerity on disabled people hopes to publish its results before the General Election takes place on December 12th and will be used as the basis for a look into the future of disability rights in Britain and a call for improvements. The Public Interest Research Centre and Disabled People Against Cuts are hoping for a quick response to the survey.

  • Lack Of Action On Rights Disappoints EHRC

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission has said it is ‘disappointed’ by the UK Government’s failure to improve disability rights following damning assessments from the United Nations. A report by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities gave details of the Government’s failures to protect disabled people’s rights across many areas of life in the UK in August 2017. They were asked to report back on progress on a number of areas one year on.

  • Global Disability Summit held in London

    The UK Government has hosted its first ever Global Disability Summit, with more than 700 people taking part. Those involved were asked to sign a Charter For Change to help improve disabled people’s rights worldwide.

  • National Disabled People’s Summit

    As part of a campaign to co-ordinate resistance against Government austerity policies this national summit will take place at the NUT headquarters, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, Kings Cross, London WC1H 9BD on Saturday November 4 from 11am-4.30pm.

  • The Way Out : The Disabled Avant-Garde

    Can art and irony achieve what mainstream politics never has and give the disability movement its own revolution?

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