Despite equality being enshrined in protective legislation, disabled people in the UK are facing more barriers, exclusion, falling further behind as they try to thrive in an environment characterised still by oppressive obstruction, misunderstanding and austerity measures that hit home repeatedly, disproportionately and cumulatively.
Disabled people are more likely to be in food poverty, to have problems finding housing and to be affected by the bedroom tax.
We are underrepresented in politics, find it harder to access support and transport, experience significant health inequalities, and are less likely to be in employment.
It is a shameful that in our society millions of disabled people are still not being treated as equal citizens and are denied the everyday rights that others take for granted.
In August 2017, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD Committee) published a report that examined the extent to which the UK…
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