May 13, 2016
Action for M.E. Chief Executive Sonya Chowdhury will give evidence at Tynwald, the parliament of the Isle of Man, this morning.
She has been invited to do so by the Social Affairs Policy Review Committee, who are conducting an inquiry into the way the Personal Capability Assessments are being carried out, following concerns raised by parliamentary members and disability groups.
Sonya has travelled as a guest of the M.E. Support (Isle of Man) group, who have already presented evidence (a recording is available) and contacted Action for M.E. for further information and support.
While the Isle of Man is not part of the UK, the experiences of people with M.E. applying for welfare benefits there reflect those of UK residents. Our aim is that this collaboration with M.E. Support (Isle of Man) will empower the group to effect change for its members and the 350 people with M.E. living on the Isle of Man.
Members of the public are welcome to attend the evidence session, which will be livestreamed at 10.45am (audio only) from the Legislative Council Chamber via the Tynwald website.