In it’s latest report, ‘The Disability Report: Disabled People and the Coronavirus Crisis’, Scope has highlighted the difficulties that the coronavirus crisis is creating for disabled people.
From having difficulty completing basic tasks like buying food and essentials to the temporary erosion of disabled people’s rights, disabled people are being disproportionately, negatively impacted by the coronavirus crisis.
It is therefore deeply concerning that 28% of disabled adults feel forgotten by the Government during this crisis, especially as they need assistance now more than ever. These statistics, and the recommendations of Scope’s report, are essential reading for Government Ministers who are tasked with looking out for disabled people.
This is why I have submitted a written question to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which reads as follows:
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government plans to implement the recommendations of Scope’s latest report: ‘The Disability Report: Disabled People and the Coronavirus Crisis’.
I look forward to reading the Minister’s response to my question.
I can assure you that my Opposition colleagues and I will continue to raise our concerns over the treatment of disabled people with the Government, during this crisis and afterwards.