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 email@example.com