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Disabled people and coronavirus: We won't be forgotten

We’re putting a spotlight on the serious issues disabled people are facing right now. 

  • 35% of disabled people say their finances have become worse since the start of the pandemic.
  • Disabled people have been waiting too long for a welfare system that gives financial security without the cruel and unhelpful sanctions. And supports disabled people without the need to appeal.
  • 1 in 4 disabled people feel forgotten by the government right now.

The upcoming Welfare Green Paper and National Disability Strategy is our opportunity to correct this injustice.

Join us and help improve the welfare system for disabled people.

The government must act now. Stop disabled people from bearing the brunt of the economic recession after lockdown.

Campaign highlights so far

Open letter to the Prime Minister

On Thursday 17 September we handed in our open letter to the Prime Minister containing 30,696 signatures.

That's over 30,000 people wanting the government to have a clear plan for protecting the rights and needs of disabled people through the pandemic, and beyond.

Raising awareness with local Members of Parliament (MPs)

Together we contacted over 570 MPs with our Disability Report, highlighting the effect of coronavirus and lockdown on disabled people. 

By sharing our report with your local MP, you have helped us raise awareness of the issues disabled people faced during lockdown.

Read the full disability report

Together, we won’t let disabled people be forgotten.

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