Support for disabled children ‘stopped in lockdown’


The newly elected leader of the Liberal Democrats, Sir Ed Davey, asked Prime Minister Boris Johnson about new research that shows three-quarters of families with disabled children had their care support stopped during lockdown.

He says the Coronavirus Act is “partly to blame as it relaxed the duties to assess and meet the needs of disabled people”.

Sir Ed added: “As a father of a disabled child… I have seen legal advice that suggests that his government broke international law on how the Coronavirus Act reduced the rights of disabled people.”

He further asked that before the act is renewed, the Prime Minister must meet with him to discuss “how we protect their rights to care”.

Johnson said he is “not aware of that particular allegation” and will be “happy to write to him” to clarify




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