Disability Rights UK (@DisRightsUK )

Disability Rights UK

Bio We are disabled people leading change, working for equal participation for all.
Location UK
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Account created 25-02-2010 16:57:27
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iPhone : Joining the panel tonight to talk about some of the challenges deaf children and young people are facing communicating in the COVID-era and NDCS's work to address the barriers. Do join us! twitter.com/FryLegal/statu…

iPhone : Great to hear from Disability Rights UK talking about access to shopping for disabled people; Equality Act still applies - supermarkets have to make reasonable adjustments for us & need to do better. Starts at 52.45.
It would appear Fazilet Hadi likes strong cheddar... twitter.com/BBCr4today/sta…

TweetDeck : People are being forced to choose between food, heating + medication. This must end. As part of the DBC, today we have written to Rishi Sunak to act now + extend the emergency £20 #COVID19 increase to ALL out of work benefits: bit.ly/IncreaseDisabi… #IncreaseDisabilityBenefits

Twitter Web App : A disabled Sainsburys customer has told us that you are no longer delivering to blocks of flats. He was scheduled a delivery this morning, and when he called you you confirmed this. How will this assist those shielding in getting food supplies?

Twitter Web App : There have been almost four times as many deaths of people with learning disabilities than people without during the pandemic. disabilityrightsuk.org/news/2020/june…

Twitter Web App : Perfect storm puts vital services for 'forgotten' disabled people on the brink: disabilityrightsuk.org/news/2020/june…

Twitter Web App : From 11-12.30 on Friday 5 June, Bringing Us Together hosts a zoom meeting for family and/or carers to share their experiences of lockdown while caring for people who are shielding. For more information, or to register for the zoom meeting, email: Katie@bringingustogether.org.uk

Twitter Web App : Exclusion of ESA claimants from £20 week increase “untenable” says Social Security Advisory Committee disabilityrightsuk.org/news/2020/june…

Twitter Web App : Government extends removal of rights in last-minute SEND school guidance disabilityrightsuk.org/news/2020/june…

iPhone : I have no way of knowing whether this is safe, based on the evidence. But I do know that this is a shockingly cavalier way of telling vulnerable people what they can and can’t do. twitter.com/paulbranditv/s…

iPhone : AmbitiousAboutAutism ,along with other charities, has written to Children's Minister Vicky Ford about the impact the Covid-19 crisis on the children & young people with autism & their families. councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/sites/default/…

iPhone : We’ve joined nearly 50 UK charities to warn the government that the lack of clear #lockdown plans to support people who are #shielding is leaving millions at risk.
Read the open letter: medium.com/@macmillanPA/o… twitter.com/NVTweeting/sta…

Twitter Web App : We're grateful for the efforts of our key workers in supermarkets, however too often disabled people and their families haven't received the service they need. Read and sign the open letter if you agree: disabilityrightsuk.org/news/2020/may/…