Use United Nation rules to protect rights of disabled people – Demands UK Politician

25 May 2023
“Disabled people who receive social care can be asked to give up to 40% of their social security income to pay for social care. That leaves many in deep poverty and forces them to make impossible choices between meeting their basic needs and essential care. Research by the BBC found that more than 60,000 people are in social care debt.” Marsha De Cordova MP

Use United Nation rules to protect rights of disabled people! So, said Member of Parliament Marsha De Cordova at the cost of living and financial support for disabled people petition committee in the House of Commons (the UK Government). The Petition Committee is set up by the House of Commons to look at petitions that are presented to the government.

"We need a wholesale review of social security, but, more importantly, the government should commit, as Labour have done, to fully incorporate the UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities, so that we are protecting their civil and human rights." Marsha De Cordova MP

The two petitions were asking the government to “Make people on disability benefits eligible for the £650 one off payment” and to “Provide an energy grant to people with a disability or serious medical condition.” These petitions included lots of personal stories from disabled people and their experiences of the cost of living crisis.
"Nearly half of those living in poverty in the UK are disabled or live with someone who is disabled... 93% of [10,854] respondents have had to limit their use of energy, 76% are limiting their use of transport, and 60% have limited their use of specialist equipment. Over half have had to reduce their use of medication." Marsha De Cordova

Use United Nation rules to protect rights of disabled people – demands UK politician! Below is a video of the committee talking about these petitions and including the speech from Marsha De Cordova MP.

In the video, she says some of the things we have quote in images in the text body.

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