Emergency Meeting on the Future of Disabled People’s Independent Living in the UK
The full length film referred to at the end of this article is now here:
All MPs are invited to attend an Emergency Meeting on the Future of Disabled People’s Independent Living in the UK taking place in Parliament this Tuesday.
House of Commons, Now commitee room 14!
4 – 6pm, Tuesday 26th November 2013
We are at a pivotal moment for the future of independent living for disabled people in the UK. Disabled people have come together to record and express their testimonies about the reality of life for disabled people under austerity. These will be shown to the UN disability rapporteur but first disabled people would like to share them with our own Parliamentarians and politicians.
In the wake of the Court of Appeal judgment on the closure of the Independent Living Fund, with the Care bill going through Parliament and as funding cuts result in ever diminishing support packages the question of how we fulfil disabled people’s right to independent living is sharply relevant.
The Emergency meeting hosted by Kate Green, shadow Minister for Disabled People, will include a drama created especially for this event to enable disabled people with a range of experiences to express their stories in an accessible and inclusive way. It will also preview a powerful film by journalists Ros Wynne Jones and Kate Belgrave showing a day in a life without the Independent Living Fund of ILF recipient Mary Laver.
There will also be a chance to speak to disabled people and hear our ideas for how to support disabled people’s independent living.
See the trailer for the film here:
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