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Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services

Inquiry

Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services

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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 and government responses

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Oral evidence transcripts

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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
24 June 2020
Inquiry Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services
Witnesses Fazilet Hadi (Policy Manager at Disability Rights UK), Edel Harris (Chief Executive at Mencap), and Sarah Hughes (Chief Executive at Centre for Mental Health)
Committees Women and Equalities Committee
Oral Evidence
Witnesses M Mudhar
Committees Women and Equalities Committee
Written Evidence
Witnesses Wetwheels Foundation, and Rose Road Association
Committees Women and Equalities Committee
Written Evidence
Witnesses A Bennetton
Committees Women and Equalities Committee
Written Evidence

Other publications

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