UK Disability History Month
Theme: Disability, Health and Well Being
The Covid Pandemic has demonstrated across the UK and around the world just how fragile are the Rights disabled people have secured for themselves and how easily we become expendable.
At the heart of this appalling state of affairs is that we are only conditionally human. Our rights whether we live in institutions, care homes or independently in our own homes and the community, can be ridden over by politicians, medical professionals or the population in general judging the world by ableist standards and practising deeply entrenched disabilist responses. Where we are counted in a disaggregated we find disabled people were not protected and had by far the highest preventable death rate. Where more progressive Governments such as in Wales are facing up to this situation a disabled led enquiry is leading to real change
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