The Women and Equalities Committee have today released a report titled Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services, which examines the impact on the Covid-19 pandemic on disabled people. The report touches on a number of areas, including access to food, health and social care and government communication.
As Shadow Minister for Disabled People, I strongly welcome the Women and Equalities committees report into the treatment of disabled people during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The report highlights what we as a Labour Party have been saying from the start of this pandemic, disabled people have felt like afterthoughts, from issues of accessing food and medication, to the lack of accessible communication.
The Government need to implement the report’s recommendations in full, including establishing an independent inquiry into the causes of the adverse outcomes – this must never be allowed to happen again.
You can read the report here: https://committees.parliament.uk/committee/328/women-and-equalities-committee/publications/