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Action for M.E. attends Disability Fight Back Seminar

October 10, 2016

Action for M.E. is today attending the Disability Fight Back Seminar hosted by Lord Low and Baroness Campbell at the Royal National Institute of Blind people (RNIB).

Lord Low is Vice-Chairman of the RNIB and President of the European Blind Union. Baroness Campbell has held the positions of Commissioner of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Chair of the Social Care Institute for Excellence and Commissioner of the Disability Rights Commission. Both were made life peers on account of their work as disability campaigners.

The seminar is bringing together leaders from across the disability sector to agree how best to improve the position of disabled people who have been adversely affected by cuts to benefits and services.

The seminar offers an opportunity to explore:

  • Which policy areas offer the best opportunities for securing change
  • How we might better use evidence
  • The different routes to securing change and how we can best co-ordinate our efforts

It is intended that the seminar will lead to a plan for significant joint action to be undertaken by disability organisations.