Better rights for people with disabilities

1. Disability Hate Crime reports must be taken seriously and acted on appropriately by the police and (if not already) should receive exactly the same punishment as hate crimes against all other minorities.

2. Parents of disabled children should be given full rights to decide what sort of an education they want their child to have, and at which school. Full provision should be made for mainstream schools to be able to meet the needs of children with all disabilities.

3. Disabled adults should be given an allowance specifically to pay for any therapy their condition requires, to be provided at organisations of their choice.

7 Responses to “Better rights for people with disabilities”

  1. Progressive manifesto ideas – have your say | Left Foot Forward

    […] Sarah Ismail sets out three clear ideas including ensuring that disability hate crimes have the same punishment as crimes against all other minorities. […]

  2. Tim Worstall

    “Reports of crimes against the disabled must be taken seriously and acted on appropriately by the police and (if not already) should receive exactly the same punishment as crimes against anyone else.”

    There, fixed that for you.

  3. Kay Tie

    “Disabled adults should be given an allowance specifically to pay for any therapy their condition requires, to be provided at organisations of their choice.”

    And here was me thinking the NHS (health service, provider of therapy, right) did that. How about fixing the healthcare system so that all can receive the necessary therapy?

    Or are you including chakra balancing as “therapy” and think “ah, bless, the disabled need aromatherapy candles to help get about on crutches”?

  4. Kay Tie

    “Parents of […] children should be given full rights to decide what sort of an education they want their child to have, and at which school.”

    There. Fixed that for you.

  5. sarah

    I am sorry to see that my policy ideas/wishes have been greeted with such strong sarcasm. I write them as a disabled person, and they are based on my experiences and knowledge.

    Kay Tie- fixing the NHS therapy system is everyone’s dream, but it is also a dream which everyone realises will sadly not come true any time soon.

    As for chakra balancing, it’s not my idea of a cure, but if it is someone else’s, then yes, and best of luck to them.

  6. Kay Tie

    “fixing the NHS therapy system is everyone’s dream, but it is also a dream which everyone realises will sadly not come true any time soon.”

    Right, so we all have a dream of an efficient and effective healthcare system, but realise this is a pipe dream. So you want to create another parallel healthcare system, which somehow magically will achieve all its goals but only be permitted for disabled people to use. Wonderful sense of equality, don’t you think?

    “As for chakra balancing, it’s not my idea of a cure, but if it is someone else’s, then yes, and best of luck to them.”

    They can pay for it themselves then.

  7. joe

    stop punishing the sick and disabled for being sick and disabled.

    stop the dreaful “work capability assesment” medical, which since 2008 has found nearly 70% of those who have applied for sickness benefit being found capable of work under the new tough computer led wca, claimants with cancer, parkinsons, and seviour mental health etc, are being told to look for work.

    a coalition of 15 uk charities have condemed the wca as being “to harsh” and “not able to take account of how a persons condition affect them indervidually” and the private company doing the medical of “ingnoring evidence from claimants consultant and gp” and “creating a hostile and intimatating atmosphere for claimants.

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