DISABLED PEOPLE'S MANIFESTO
Reclaiming our Futures Alliance has released its Disabled People’s Manifesto, and demands for the first 100 days of the new government!
This manifesto has been written in consultation with Disabled People’s Organisations and Disabled people across the UK, and is based on the social model of disability and the cultural model of deafness. Now we need your help to campaign on it!
What we are calling for
Ending austerity, which disproportionately affected Disabled people
A planned programme of national and local investment to address the impact of austerity and progress the equality and inclusion for Disabled people,
Setting up a National Independent Living Service to replace our failing social care system
Deinstitutionalisation and a radical reform to mental health and mental capacity laws,
Scrapping Universal Credit and designing a new benefits system in co-production with Disabled people
Removing conditionality and sanctions
A fully inclusive education system
Measures to remove the barriers we face in employment, access to justice, housing and participation in all aspect of life.
We believe it is more important than ever that the political parties truly commit to co-producing its policies with Disabled people and our organisations, and uphold the principle of ‘nothing about us without us’
Disabled People’s Manifesto 2019:
How can you use this manifesto?
We will be sharing this manifesto with political parties and candidates, but we need your help to support our campaign. Here is what you can do:
Share this manifesto with your local MP candidates.
Interview your MP candidates on some or all of the issues discussed in the manifesto.
Hold local hustings!
Run a voter registration drive to make sure as many Disabled people local to you have the opportunity to get their voices heard on polling day!
Use the local press and social media to publicise your events and our demands!