15 August 2011
The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Disability has published the minutes and slides from its 11 July meeting discussing the Dilnot report which outlined recommendations for the reform of adult social care in England.
The meeting was attended by representatives from APPGs on Disability, Social Care, Ageing and Older People, Dementia and Complex Needs and Dual Diagnosis.
Following the meeting a letter signed by heads of the APPGs, including Annette Brooke, Chair of the APPG on M.E., was sent to Prime Minister David Cameron, asking that he commit to ”radical reform of the care system to ensure that a high quality, sustainable system is in place in the future.”
The next joint meeting of the APPGs on Disability and Learning Disability will take place on 14 September, 5-6pm, Committee Room 4A, House of Lords, Palace of Westminster, London.
The subject for discussion will be the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s forthcoming report on its inquiry into disability-related harassment.
The meeting is an opportunity for members of the APPGs to discuss key issues related that affect disabled people. Non-parliamentarians are welcome to attend as observers and ask questions if time permits.