JCHR Independent Living Inquiry visits ecdp

On 8 September, the Joint Committee for Human Rights visited ecdp as part of its Inquiry into Independent Living.

The Joint Committee on Human Rights is undertaking an Inquiry into Independent Living.
Inquiry Into The Implementation Of The Right Of Disabled People To Independent Living

The Joint Committee of Human Rights is conducting an inquiry into the implementation of the right to independent living for disabled people. The Committee seeks evidence from anyone with an interest.

As part of its visit, the JCHR visited ecdp.

ecdp – enhancing everyday lives – Home – ecdp hosts visit of a group of MPs and Lords

Today, ecdp is hosting a visit of the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR). This is as part of the Committee’s Inquiry into Independent Living.
We talked about what ecdp does, using the slides below.
As you know we are currently hosting a visit from the Joint Committee on Human Rights. @M_J_Adams had just introduced the @ecdp staff.
ecdp
September 8, 2011
My colleague @fayesavage now talking with JCHR about her lived experience work. A really interesting and engaging discussion so far.
ecdp
September 8, 2011
.@fayesavage talking with the Joint Cmmttee on Human rights about ways we engage w our members in order to pursue the issues they highlight.
ecdp
September 8, 2011
Following this, there was really interesting discussion between the Committee’s members and two of ecdp’s members: Barry and Hazel.
Barry tells JCHR Independent Living Inquiry that accessible transport is the starting point for him to live independently.
ecdp
September 8, 2011
Our member Barry telling Independent Living Inquiry that current changes around #disability are like a cliff being eroded from the bottom up
ecdp
September 8, 2011
Barry, an @ecdp member talks about how important the motability scheme has been to him in accessing the community independently. #JCHR
fayesavage
September 8, 2011
.@ecdp member, Barry, and @M_J_Adams talking about risk and decisions being made for disabled people. #JCHR
fayesavage
September 8, 2011
Hazel now talking to Independent Living Inquiry about her experiences of social care. When she moved from the north to Essex her care didn’t
ecdp
September 8, 2011
Hazel is now giving a personal account of her life before she had her personal budget and how services prevented her living independently.
fayesavage
September 8, 2011
Hazel: “I couldn’t work if it wasn’t for the Personal Assistants I am able to employ through a Personal Budget. I wouldn’t change a thing.”
ecdp
September 8, 2011
Hazel highlights that not having a motability car – because of changes to DLA – may mean she could no longer pay taxes since she cldn’t work
ecdp
September 8, 2011
Barry and Hazel both feel there should be greater transparency around #DLAreform. #JCHR
fayesavage
September 8, 2011
Joint Committee on Human Rights really interested in the Access to Work issue that we wrote about last wk. We’ll share our report with them.
ecdp
September 8, 2011
JCHR debating with us issues around why rights-based approaches don’t have better traction. The parallel w consumer rights being highlighted
ecdp
September 8, 2011
The Independent Living Inquiry visit is finishing on a good note, by talking about the positive impact of the Olympics and Paralympics…
ecdp
September 8, 2011
… for disabled and non-disabped people in Essex alike.
ecdp
September 8, 2011
After the visit, Barry reflected on what independent living means to him. He also said what it meant to him to be able to share his views directly with the Committee.

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