A report has been released today on the implementation of disability rights in Wales.
Conducted by Disability Wales, the report was written to inform the United Nations Committee on Disability Rights’ review into the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Disabled People in the UK.
Disabled people from across Wales told Disability Wales that, despite disability rights legislation being put in place in Wales, it is often not implemented effectively or has a limited impact on their lives.
Disabled people in Wales also reported concerns about institutional racism, poor access to suitable housing and difficulty accessing specific healthcare services they may need.
Across the UK, many disabled people spoken to directly blamed Westminster benefits policies for some of the biggest issues impacting disabled people’s rights, such as high levels of poverty.
The report was conducted as part of a coalition with disabled people’s organisations across the UK.
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