Disabled people feel frightened and isolated as Britain eases its lockdown – The Times
This week the government has announced that people with health conditions who have been shielding can now go outside with their household or to meet one other person, writes Amy Kavanagh, landlady of the Staying Inn.
The news has left many feeling conflicted about the risks the virus still poses. So what does the “new normal” mean for disabled people?
In the Covid-19 recovery roadmap, the government made a commitment to “ensure people with disabilities can have independent lives and are not marginalised”.
This feels like a hollow promise. We urgently need to be included in policy discussions and decisions.
The government should be working with disabled people to find solutions to keep everyone safe.
For now, as the rest of the UK eases lockdown, disabled people feel isolated, frightened and forgotten.
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