inclusion in the community, and to prevent isolation or segregation fromthe community;
We believe that these sanctions will severely limit a person’s ability to liveindependently and to engage with their local community. As you are wellaware travelling with a disability is expensive for some disabled peopleeven something as simple as a 5 minute trip to the shops to purchase a pintof milk involves the need to book a taxi to take the person to and from theshop, by imposing this sanction you will be removing a significant portion of the money that the Department for Work and Pensions themselves havesaid are indisputable in providing disabled persons with independencewhich will increase their isolation and push the expense of dealing with thenegative physical and mental health issues onto the already over stretchedand under resourced National Health Service.
Personal mobility states -
Parties shall take effective measuresto ensure personal mobility with the greatest possible independence for persons with disabilities, including by: a) Facilitating the personal mobility of persons with disabilities in the manner and at the time of their choice,and at affordable cost; b) Facilitating access by persons with disabilities toquality mobility aids, devices, assistive technologies and forms of liveassistance and intermediaries, including by making them available at affordable cost; c) Providing training in mobility skills to persons withdisabilities and to specialist staff working with persons with disabilities; d)Encouraging entities that produce mobility aids, devices and assistivetechnologies to take into account all aspects of mobility for persons withdisabilities.
The imposing of these sanctions will make it harder if not impossible fordisabled persons to purchase or maintain any of the equipment or services(such as the payment of transport or support staff) necessary to them forthe function of personal mobility
of the Act states –
Disabled people have the right to earn aliving through work that they freely choose and in workplaces that areaccessible and inclusive. Governments should promote this right to work by:
ensuring disabled people are protected against discrimination inemployment and are entitled to reasonable adjustments
ensuring disabled people can access work experience
ensuring disabled people enjoy fair working conditions, the same unionrights as others and protection against harassment
employing disabled people in the public sector
promoting career development for disabled people including throughaccess to training opportunities