COVID-19 Inquiry: disability testimony & protest

Protesting outside the COVID-19 Inquiry at Dorland House, London W2, with Disability Rights UK, Inclusion London, Disabled People Against Cuts and women from COVID-19 Bereaved Families for Justice

Today we went to the COVID-19 UK Inquiry to hear testimony by Disability Rights UK and disabled researchers into disability, poverty and ill-health. The hearing was under Module 2 focussing on decision-making by central government, and addressed “structural inequalities and disability”. Warning: distressing content below. In the public gallery, we met several women from COVID-19 … Read more

COVID-19 Inquiry: putting our survival on its agenda

The independent COVID-19 Inquiry launches this week.  All through the pandemic, we have been speaking out against deliberate policies by the government, medical authorities and Councils amounting to a cull of older and disabled people, disproportionately hitting women and people of colour. 

Open letter: Scrap the Coronavirus Act provisions

WinVisible has signed the open letter co-ordinated by Disability Rights UK — here it is, with the list of organisations who signed. Add your signature below using the link (individuals or organisations welcome). Scrap the Coronavirus Act provisions “We the undersigned call on the Government to restore and protect the rights of disabled people by … Read more

Coronavirus: MPs hear of disabled people’s struggle to survive pandemic

Here is the Disability News Service report on evidence from disability organisations to the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee inquiry on the impact of COVID-19 measures.  There are a lot of shared concerns. Coronavirus: MPs hear of disabled people’s struggle to survive pandemic By John Pring on 7th May 2020 Disabled people have described how they … Read more