Is the government doing enough to protect disabled people’s rights?
A new report has found that the government has failed to protect and improve the lives of disabled since the publication of a landmark report in 2016, and this has left disabled people at increased risk of poverty, abuse and poor health. In this article, we summarise the findings of the report and the recommendations for the UK government.
In 2016, the United Nations published 11 recommendations for the UK government to improve the lives of disabled people. Now, seven years later, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published a report stating there has been limited or no progress in most of the areas, leaving disabled people at higher risk of poverty, abuse and poor health. The EHRC says the UK government has made commitments to addressing some of these areas, but this action has often been delayed or has failed to go far enough. People with learning disabilities ‘failed’ by the government The EHCR is now calling on