Locked Down and Abandoned: Disabled People’s Experiences of Covid-19

Disabled people continue to experience hardship across all areas of life, where government failure has led to anxiety and hardship. This is according to a February 2021 report Locked Down and Abandoned: Disabled People’s Experiences of Covid-19 from Inclusion London. 

The report also finds that:

The erosion of Disabled people’s rights and quality of life must end and there must be a corresponding commitment to fully include Disabled people in the ‘‘leveling up’’ and ‘‘building back better’’ agenda. 

The government must understand the needs of Disabled people and work with Disabled people to ensure lessons are learnt and future policies promote our rights and create a society which is free from disabling barriers, where diversity and human rights are valued and where Deaf and Disabled people have dignity, inclusion and equality.

Read the full report here