services, including personal assistance necessary to support living andinclusion 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 many if not most disabledpeople. Something as simple as a 5 minute trip to a local retail outlet canincur high costs for the disabled person. By imposing this sanction you willbe removing a significant portion of the money that the Department forWork and Pensions themselves have said are indisputable in providingdisabled persons with independence which will I turn increase their isolationand push the expense of dealing with the negative physical and mentalhealth issues onto the already over stretched and under resourced NationalHealth 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 imposition 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 through