Kerry McCarthy Labour MP for Bristol East
Earlier this week Labour launched Breaking Down Barriers, our Manifesto for Disabled People. It sets out how we will enforce the rights of disabled people to live independent lives.
Our approach is in stark contract with the Tories who were found to have committed “systematic violations” of disabled people’s rights by the United Nations.
We’ve promised to:
✅ Develop a strategy based on inclusivity throughout our education system;
✅ Halve the disability employment gap;
✅ Require all employers be trained to better support disabled people;
✅ Ensure disabled people can get access to justice;
✅ Give British Sign Language full legal recognition;
✅ Ensure all new buses are talking buses;
✅ Increase the Carer’s Allowance to the level of the Jobseeker’s Allowance;
✅ Make sure a disabled child on Universal Credit receives the same amount as a disabled child on Child Tax Credits.