Fazilet Hadi, Head of Policy at Disability Rights UK, has a new blog out in which she considers how Disabled people’s organisations can harness their power and expertise to improve how health and care services work with Disabled people.
“There are 14 million Disabled people in the UK, and we are major users of health and care services. We should have a significant voice in how services are prioritised, developed and delivered. Far too often we are solely viewed as patients, who need to be cured or fixed, with a sense of failure if we can’t be. Millions of Disabled people are living with impairments and or long-term health conditions. We need advice and treatment to be empowering, barriers to using health and care services to be removed and joined-up policies and services that tackle societal barriers, which limit our lives and life chances.”
You can read the rest of this blog by:
- Reading the online version
- Accessing the easy read version here (PDF) (5.14 MB, pdf)
- Watching the British Sign Language version below