Disabled children want more fun with friends, Balls to be told

Disabled children have urged the government to set up more fun places and activities for them and their friends, in a report out today.

A report by the Every Disabled Child Matters campaign, which will be presented to children’s secretary Ed Balls today at a Labour Party conference fringe event, revealed many disabled children were “fed up” with not having enough suitable places to go.

The campaign surveyed over 800 disabled children and young people and their parents for the report. It called on the government give all disabled children and young people access to children’s centres and extended schools.

Parents called on the government to improve basic support and services for all, promote the inclusion of disabled children in communities and an education that met their child’s needs.

Steve Broach, EDCM campaign manager, said: “Our report makes clear that all families with disabled children are asking for is the right to live ordinary lives.”

Improving support for disabled children and their families is one of Community Care‘s five mission statement objectives, voted on by readers.

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