The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities said a range of measures introduced in the UK since 2010, including the bedroom tax and cuts to disability benefits and social care budgets, had disproportionately and adversely affected disabled people.
Persons with disabilities have been regularly portrayed negatively as being dependent or making a living out of benefits, committing fraud as benefit claimants, being lazy and putting a burden on taxpayers, who are paying “money for nothing”.
The critical UN report concluded that the UK government’s austerity policies “systematically violated” the rights of disabled people.
So now that the United Nations report has been concluded, what will change? Nothing.
There has been a massive increase in Disability Hate Crime in the UK, and much of it goes unreported. To report a hate crime or incident click on the link below: