Lords debate impact of Government policies on disabled people

The House of Lords will be debating the impact of the Government’s policies on disabled people this afternoon.

The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign has gathered petition signatures to call on the Government to drop proposals to remove the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance for people living in residential care – including children attending residential schools. This was presented to the House of Commons by John Leech MP in March.

Trailblazers have been proactively and constructively working with key decision-makers to address concerns on access to public transport, higher education and leisure facilities, employment and tourism.

The newly created All Party Parliamentary Group for young disabled people is inviting key service providers, starting with transport, to give evidence to a new inquiry being conducted by the group, which begins in June.

Follow the debate live from 1pm onwards…


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