New Government Provides Details On Five Disability Policy Pledges



By John Pring in Disability News Service.


The new Conservative government has described how it plans to fulfil the five major disability policy pledges it included in its general election manifesto.

The details were included in a briefing document published alongside last month’s Queen’s speech by prime minister Boris Johnson.

They cover social care, a new national disability strategy, hospital parking charges, funding to move disabled people out of long-term hospital settings, and disability benefits.

There are also brief details on the government’s plans for reforming the Mental Health Act.

The new national disability strategy will be published later this year, and the government said it would be “ambitious” and would support disabled people “in all aspects and phases of their life” including housing, transport and education.



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