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Parliament celebrates UK Disability History Month


MPs and Peers are invited to join the All-Party Parliament­ary Group (APPG) on Disability to mark the Internatio­nal Day of Persons with Disabiliti­es with a special drop-in event in Parliament. The event on 30 November will teach parliament­arians how to spell their names in British Sign Language, as well as hearing from disabled people about their experience­s of Covid-19. Six out of 10 people who died with Covid in 2020 were disabled.

Dr Lisa Cameron MP, chair of the APPG on Disability said: “It’s crucial we recognise the importance of Disability History Month and the Internatio­nal Day of Persons with Disabiliti­es. I hope parliament­arians will champion people with disabiliti­es in Parliament and across the UK.

“Disability is too often overlooked when it comes to equality, diversity and inclusion initiative­s, however the APPG is committed to ensuring it remains central to parliament­ary work and I hope colleagues will join me.”

The Disability APPG has been supporting MPs to become Disability Confident Employers; 25 per cent of MPs have taken part in the scheme, which includes providing work experience, an internship or paid employment for a disabled person in their office.

The APPG on Disability’s drop-in event will take place 1-3pm, 30 November in Room P, Portcullis

House. For more informatio­n on the APPG, please email

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