Author Topic: Dignity and Opportunity for All: Securing the Rights of Disabled People  (Read 1819 times)

Minniehaha

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The Just Fair Consortium are looking for case studies from people regarding their experience of welfare reform and cuts to social care. These case studies will be used in a report entitled "Dignity and Opportunity for All: Securing the Rights of Disabled People in the Austerity Era" which will be launched in the Houses of Parliament on 26th November 2013 (4pm to 6pm) by the UN Special Rapporteur on Disability, to an audience of disabled people, MPs, Peers and Media.

The report will examine the realisation of the human rights contained in the UN Convention on the Rights of Person's with Disabilities, particularly the rights to an independent living, adequate standard of living and social protection, and work and employment. The report will focus on the impact of welfare reform, including the bedroom tax, PIP/DLA, bedroom tax, ESA, Universal Credit, closure of the Independent Living Fund, benefit cap, as well as cuts to social care.

The UN Special Rapporteur on Disability will launch the report, while Baroness Jane Campbell (Joint Committee of Human Rights) will Chair proceedings, and Kate Green MP (Shadow Minister for Disabled People) and Mike Penning MP (Disability Minister) will respond to the reports findings.

Sick and disabled people are leading on all elements of the research, including submission of real-life case-studies and presentation of testimony evidence at the November report launch. The event will enable disabled people's organisations, MPs, Peers, the media and sick and disabled people to discuss the challenges and opportunities for better securing the right to independent living in the UK.

If you are interested in providing your story as a case study in relation to any of the following issues, then please contact Jonathan Butterworth (Director, Just Fair) on jbutterworth@just-fair.co.uk:

1. Welfare reform:
* bedroom tax,
* PIP/DLA,
* ESA,
* Universal Credit,
* Closure of the Independent Living Fund OR
* the benefit cap

2. Cuts to social care

Your case study can remain anonymous, or you can include your name if you prefer.

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Re: Dignity and Opportunity for All: Securing the Rights of Disabled People
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2013, 02:14:14 PM »
That should make Iain Duncan Smith blow a gasket.

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Re: Dignity and Opportunity for All: Securing the Rights of Disabled People
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2013, 12:12:26 PM »
That should make Iain Duncan Smith blow a gasket.

Here's hoping.  >biggrin<