This is so important disabled people make up more than 20% of the electorate so it’s going to be interesting to see how each political party sells there policies.
Saying this there are huge problems nation wide with the accessibility of polling stations AND postal voting – during every election there are people denied a vote. Amongst the community with learning disabilities many are denied there right to vote – Mencap did some great work on this particular topic.
Finally the things SCOPE point out here really shouldn’t be that hard to achieve and it’s sad to think that in 2017 we are still asking for the same basic things.
In just six weeks’ time voters will go to the polls to have their say in the General Election.
Today we are setting out our calls for the next government – commitments and changes we are asking for so that by 2022 disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else: Everyday equality.
We know that in 2017, life is still much harder for many disabled people than it needs to be. Too often disabled people can’t access the support they need to at home, in education or work and face negative attitudes, extra costs and pressures on family life.
Action is needed in a range of areas which is why we would like the next government to take a cross-government approach to disability which tackles the barriers that prevent disabled people from participating fully in society.
Today we are calling for action in three main areas:
Improving disabled people’s…
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