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Disability Action East Renfrewshire 10th Anniversary

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1579: tabled on 03 March 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 7 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House congratulates East Renfrewshire Disability Action, which relaunched at its recent AGM as Disability Action East Renfrewshire (DAER), on its 10th anniversary; notes that DAER members consist of people who are disabled, non-disabled, and carers, and that it exists to raise issues and concerns that matter to disabled people at local and national level; recognises that this role has increased in importance as disabled people have been disproportionally impacted by unfair and unjust welfare cuts, as well as cuts, increased charges, and changes to local and national services on which disabled people rely; further recognises that cuts and reduction in services maintain and reinforce social, physical, attitudinal, cultural, and economic barriers that prevent disabled people fulfilling their rightful role as full and equal citizens; acknowledges the range of activities undertaken by DAER, including campaigning for accessible travel with improved access to railway stations and provision of wheelchair accessible taxis, highlighting the impact of long-Covid on disabled people, providing training in the Turn2Us benefit calculator, challenging increased charges to the Blue Badge scheme and a proposed price increase to the Holiday Programme for Disabled Children, responding to consultations at local and national level to ensure the views of disabled people are heard, securing provision of accessible play equipment in Carlibar and Rouken Glen parks, and many other activities, all of which have been taken forward by a dedicated membership who contributed so much to DAER.