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    Independent Living

    Inquiry into the implementation of the right of disabled people to independent living

    The Joint Committee of Human Rights, chaired by Dr Hywel Francis MP, is conducting an inquiry into the implementation of the right to independent living for disabled people, as guaranteed by Article 19, UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

    The impact on the right to independent living of restricted funding, including proposals for cuts in the emergency budget and in the Comprehensive Spending Review, is not yet clear. A number of changes have recently been announced which may impact positively or negatively on the ability of disabled people to “have the same level of choice, control and freedom in their daily lives as any other person”.

    The Committee would particularly welcome evidence on these recent developments:

    the decision, announced in the CSR, to remove the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance for all people living in residential care;

    changes to the Independent Living Fund;

    “the Big Society”;

    restrictions on local authority funding, social care budgets and benefits reassessments;

    Now I would have thought that this should also have responses based on PIP, the Universal credit and everything else.

    i shall be submitting a factual response as an individual

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