Disabled children, their carers and Coronavirus

During the current emergency we must not allow disabled young people and their carers to be pushed to the back of the health and social care queue.

A campaign has been launched by Rachel Adam-Smith to urge the Health Secretary and the Prime Minister to put in place a plan for younger people with health difficulties.

For a news item on the campaign – click here and for details of a ‘Letter Before Action’ that has been issued requiring the development of a strategy for ‘meeting the needs of younger disabled people (children and working age adults) in the context of the current pandemic’ – click here.

The disabled children’s charity Cerebra and the Disability Law Service are the latest charities to confirm their support for this campaign.