And the nation voted for…

And the nation voted for…

… the Conservative Party.

What does this mean for disabled people?

In our Q&A, the Conservatives promised to:

– strike a new deal with councils and housing associations- giving them funding, support and new powers to build a new generation of homes for social rent

– get one million more people with disabilities into work over the next ten years

– review disabled people’s access and amend regulations if necessary to improve disabled access to licensed premises, parking and housing

– work with providers of everyday essential services, like energy and telecoms, to reduce the extra costs that disability can incur

– stop reassessments for those people with lifelong or degenerative conditions

– create a passenger ombudsman to champion the interests of rail users

Check out what else they intend to do in their manifesto: https://www.conservatives.com/manifesto

We’re going to be asking more about how these promises are going to be kept and when.

If you voted for another party and are feeling disheartened, do not despair. Policy is more important than politics. Regardless of the colour of the bus they posed by, they are human. By telling the government what you want, why you want it, and how your idea would work, you can still make a difference. You can contact your MP directly, or write your views on Disability United and ask us to pass them on to the correct department.

By Fleur Perry

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