Tuesday, 23rd May 2017, 10:30 to 15:00
Lecture Theatre 3
Geoffrey Manton Building, All Saints Campus
Manchester Metropolitan University
Money & Equality – are people with learning disabilities getting the money they need to lead good lives?
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Disabled People says that governments should make sure that disabled citizens have enough money to have healthcare, homes and jobs and be full members of their communities.
The United Kingdom government signed up to this convention to say they would do this.
Many disabled people and organisations from the UK told the United Nations that the government had policies that took away money and rights from disabled people. The United Nations investigated what they said and wrote a report (link to report)
This event is to talk about what the report said and what the experience is of people with learning disabilities.
We want to talk about whether there is enough money for people to live good lives in their communities and to take part as equal citizens.
We want to talk about whether our members with learning disabilities are having funding cut to for the help they need, benefits, housing and speaking up.
We will respond to the government on this report so we will use what our members say in this event to tell them what you think.