Addressing the three-fold issues facing disabled people of all ages
In recent weeks Disabled people of all ages have voiced their anger and frustration at the apparent disregard of their needs and interests by the Johnson government during the current pandemic. Sadly, the lack of regard for the needs and interests of Disabled people is not new; it needs to be placed within a historical context where disablement is understood as an outcome of capitalist economic and social conditions. The unequal and differential treatment of Disabled people has to be recognised as a systemic issue.
Bob Williams-Findlay is active in the Reclaim Our Futures Alliance and in the Reclaim Social Care campaign. He is the author of the forthcoming More Than A Left Foot, £14, 380pages, ISBN 9780902869721, pub. Resistance Books (London). Available soon at resistance books.org