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shocked to the very core!

January 14, 2008

Currently Disabled People have no legal rights to live independently or having the same degree of control which non disabled people have over their own lives. …  there is no requirement in law for social services departments to provide an appropriate level of support so that disabled people have a full life rather than barely exist.” (http://www.bcodp.org.uk/campaigns/Independant%20Living.shtml)

Yes folks, it’s the 21st century in Britain and THAT’s the state of play!

As a disabled person in this country I am SHOCKED beyond belief that I didn’t know about this and that there is not more of an uproar… No wonder I am currently battling to get any sort of care.  That does pale into insignificance when you look at the bigger and wider picture. Please please spread the word, ignorance was bliss compared to knowing this snippet of information, but without knowing, we can’t fight.

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3 comments

  1. […] “Currently Disabled People have no legal rights to live independently or having the same degree of control which non disabled people have over their own lives. … there is no requirement in law for social services departments to provide an appropriate level of support so that disabled people have a full life rather than barely exist.” (http://www.bcodp.org.uk/campaigns/Independant%20Living.shtml) […]


  2. I’m speechless. That’s appalling beyond words. Animals are treated with more dignity. But yes – when I’ve picked my jaw up off the desk, I will spread the word.


  3. That’s…shocking to me. I would have thought otherwise for the UK. In the U.S. we have Councils on Developmental Disabilities and other councils or networks for those who are blind or deaf or with other types of disabilities. They all work together with other state or federal agencies and legislators to improve the lives of those with disabilities and towards total integration into society as much as possible. While there are acts and some laws in effect, that have brought progress for us, there’s still a long ways to go.

    I also wanted to thank you for what you said on Emma’s blog.

    Shiloh



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