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Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services

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Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services

Watch a British Sign Language explainer video for the Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services: full Report

Watch a British Sign Language explainer video for the Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services: interim Report on temporary provisions in the Coronavirus Act.

Watch a British Sign Language video of the Government’s Response to the Report, ‘Unequal Impact: Coronavirus, disability and access to services'.

The Women and Equalities Committee is launching three sub-inquiries, drawing on evidence to our Unequal impact: Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the impact on people with protected characteristics inquiry.

Read more about our decision to launch the sub-inquires here.

In this sub-inquiry, we want to look in more detail at ways of easing some of the problems disabled people are facing when they need access to essential services during the pandemic. We’ll look at access to food, health and social care and education. We also want to think about how the Government could improve its communications and consultation with disabled people about guidance and policies that are having substantial effects on their daily lives. 

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Fourth report: Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services: full Report
Inquiry Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services
Committees Women and Equalities Committee
HC 1050
Report
Response to this report
Fourth Special Report: Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services: Government Response to the Committee’s Fourth Report
HC 1327
Government Response
Response to this report
Easy read: Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services: Government Response to the Committee’s Fourth Report
HC 1327
Government Response
1st Report - Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services: interim Report on temporary provisions in the Coronavirus Act
Inquiry Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services
Committees Women and Equalities Committee
HC 386
Report
Response to this report
2nd Special Report - Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services: interim Report on temporary provisions in the Coronavirus Act: Government Response to the Committee’s First Report
HC 1172
Special Report
2nd Special Report - Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services: interim Report on temporary provisions in the Coronavirus Act: Government Response to the Committee’s First Report
Inquiry Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services
Committees Women and Equalities Committee
HC 1172
Special Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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2 September 2020
Inquiry Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services
Witnesses Vicky Ford, Victoria Prentis, Justin Tomlinson MP, Helen Whately, Sarah Baker, Antonia Williams, and Martin Woolhead
Committees Women and Equalities Committee
Oral Evidence
22 July 2020
Inquiry Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services
Witnesses Celia Ingham-Clark MBE (Medical Director for Clinical Effectiveness at NHS England), and Ali Fidy (Chief Executive at Independent Provider of Special Education Advice)
Committees Women and Equalities Committee
Oral Evidence
22 July 2020
Inquiry Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services
Witnesses Professor Gillian Leng CBE (Chief Executive at NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence)), Kate Terroni (Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care at Care Quality Commission), Simon Williams (Director of Social Care Improvement at Local Government Association), and Charlotte Ramsden (Vice President at Association of Directors of Children’s Services)
Committees Women and Equalities Committee
Oral Evidence
CVD0043 - Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services
Witnesses RNID
Committees Women and Equalities Committee
Written Evidence
CVD0030 - Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services
Witnesses Dr Andrew Power (Associate Professor in Human Geography at University of Southampton), and Ms Laura Kerr (Manager at People First Dorset)
Committees Women and Equalities Committee
Written Evidence
CVD0029 - Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services
Witnesses Royal National Institute of Blind People
Committees Women and Equalities Committee
Written Evidence

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