Wednesday 28 July 2021 / 12:01 AM Vicky Foxcroft / Women and Equalities

Labour responds to Government’s National Strategy for Disabled People

Vicky Foxcroft MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Disabled People, commenting on the release of the National Strategy for Disabled People, said: 

“This long overdue strategy promised bold thinking, instead we got a lacklustre effort with too much talking and not enough doing.

“The whole consultation process failed to properly consult with disabled people organisations, while many critical areas such as collecting data, adequate funding and the ongoing crisis in social care were completely ignored.

“Adding insult to injury, the Government released this crucial strategy while parliament isn’t sitting therefore avoiding any proper scrutiny. A future Labour government would produce policies in partnership with disabled people that have dignity and respect at their heart.