We’re extremely proud to be part of the major coalition of more than 90 organisations campaigning for improved health and social care for disabled children, young people and their families. The Disabled Children’s Partnership (DCP) provides a platform for their voices and challenges the injustices that affect them.
Research of the DCP has revealed the devastating – and continuing – impact of the pandemic on disabled children and their families. As the country moves out of lockdown, disabled children and their families must not be left behind. We need the government to take action to ensure that they get the right support to address the damage of the past year and fund disabled children’s health and care services properly.
The Disabled Children’s Partnership wants to open the eyes of the public and improve the understanding of the challenges faced by families on a day-to-day basis.
We want to remove the barriers to people being able to relate to the lives of disabled children, creating greater understanding, affinity and empathy for them and their families.
Campaigning for change
We need to do this because without awareness and understanding, we cannot achieve real change. But, with increased awareness and public support we can make a real difference and provide disabled children, young people and their families access to the services they are entitled to, when they need them.
Disabled children and their families are being #LeftInLockdown and shut out of the public conversation on COVID-19 recovery. Research from the Disabled Children’s Partnership (DCP) has shown that despite lockdown easing, too many families still cannot access life-changing services, still are facing grave mental health challenges, and are still more socially isolated than the rest of the population.
Every MP has a responsibility to stand-up for those in our society that are facing the worst injustices. Every MP has disabled children in their constituency. Every MP should be a champion for them.
We need your support to get as many MPs signed up as possible.