DRC launches debate

The Disability Rights Commission launched a national debate on
the future of disabled people’s equality in Britain this
week, writes Amy Taylor.

Bert Massie, DRC chair, said that a new agenda to ensure
disabled people become equal citizens needed to be developed now as
the DRC would cease to exist in around two years time when the
Commission for Equality and Human Rights came into being.

“We need to feel confident that CEHR and the government
have a clear sense of what still needs to be done to improve
disabled people’s lives and how they might achieve it,”
he added.

The DRC has called on stakeholders to respond to its new
discussion paper, Shaping the Future of Equality, in order to
identify the major priorities for a new agenda.

People can partake in the debate in a number of ways such as by
SMS text messaging and through a dedicated phone line.

Shaping the Future of Equality from: www.disabilitydebate.org

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