Merton CIL's view on the National Disability Strategy
Merton CIL’s shares the concerns of many other Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations about the government’s new disability strategy. The strategy falls at the first hurdle as it hasn’t been co-produced with Deaf and Disabled people and has ended up being a mishmash of old promises repackaged and plans for more consultation, with very little that is going to have a great impact on the lives of Deaf and Disabled people.
Merton CIL supports the view of the Disabled People’s Forum that any plan to improve the lives of Deaf and Disabled people needs to be based on UN Convention on the rights of Disabled people.
You can read the National Disability Strategy here - https://bit.ly/3ypJz55
You can read an easy read version of the strategy here - https://bit.ly/37jpQbg