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    DENW Signs open statement to UK government and NHS
    22/02/2021 Website Admin

    DENW Signs open statement to UK government and NHS

    Posted in DENW

    We are one of a host of amazing organisations that have signed the following open statement…

    calling on our government and the NHS to protect the rights and needs of disabled people.

     

    Read the letter below, or find attached a pdf version.

    Disability Rights UK have sent this to Matt Hancock (Secretary for Health and Social Care) Nadhim Zahawi (Under Secretary for Vaccine Rollout) and Simon Stevens (NHS CEO).

    …….

     

    COVID-19 and the Rights of Disabled People

     

    Open Statement from Disabled People’s Organisations and Allies – February 2021

     

    Coronavirus has hit disabled people hard. 60% of deaths from coronavirus have been those of Disabled People.

     

    Disabled People have struggled to access healthcare, social care and food and many have been left without the £20 weekly uplift given to those on Universal Credit.

     

    We ask Government and the NHS to recognise the enormous impact of coronavirus on the lives of Disabled People.

     

    We urge Government and NHS to respond more urgently to protect disabled people from coronavirus.

     

    We ask that the needs of Disabled People are met in more personalised and accessible ways.

     

    In particular, we urge that action be taken to ensure that:

     

    • The letter to 1.7 million new shielders and 2.2 million existing shielders is sent in plain English and accessible formats and that sources of information and support are provided both digitally and non-digitally.

     

    • Everyone who has a learning disability or who is autistic or has a cognitive impairment is included in priority group 6, to ensure early vaccination.

     

    • Disabled People of working age living in residential accommodation or hospitals are included in priority group 6, to ensure early vaccination.

     

    • Disabled People know that they can contact their doctor for advice on whether they should be included in priority vaccination group 6.

     

    • Everyone with a learning disability or who is autistic or has a cognitive impairment has their health records checked, to ensure that any wrongful Do Not Attempt Resuscitation Notices are removed.

     

    Signed by:

     

    Ability Consultancy (NW)

    Breakthrough UK

    British Association for Supported Employment

    Business Disability Forum

    DIAL West Cheshire

    Disability Equality (NW)

    Disability North

    Disability Positive

    Disability Rights UK

    Dyspraxia Foundation

    Learning Disability England

    Living Options Devon

    Mencap

    MS Society

    Sense

    Scope

    SPECTRUM Centre for Independent Living

    Together Trust

    TSSA – Disability Working Group

    WECIL

    Wheels for Wellbeing

    Wiltshire Centre for Independent Living

    WSH BME Network

    COVID joint statement FINAL