Disabled people must be part of the Covid-19 inquiry

This year, there’ll be a public inquiry into how the UK handled the pandemic and we’re calling for disabled people and their families to be at the heart of the inquiry.

Over 40,000 of you signed our petition calling for change – thank you! 

From difficulties accessing food to reduced care, the pandemic has exposed a lot of existing inequalities and new issues for disabled people.

Did you know that 6 out of 10 people who have died from Covid-19 are disabled?

But it’s not too late. Together, we can change things.

“When the pandemic hit last year, the day centre closed, and we were left to take on all of Azhar’s care needs without any support. We were worried about who would fill the caring void if we caught Covid-19.”

Saeed, parent of Azhar

What we’re asking for

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    A key section of the inquiry investigating the impact of Covid-19 on disabled people with them being invited to contribute evidence.

  • A panel leading the inquiry that is representative of disabled people.
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    The inquiry to be run in an accessible way so that disabled people can participate and engage with it.

Watch our campaign film

Transcript for the Covid-19 inquiry campaign film