Turning Paralympians into ‘superhumans’ is no help to disabled people | Penny Pepper | The Guardian

The Houses of Parliament form a fine Gothic building, but every time I have cause to visit I’m not overawed. This time, as part of a Rights Not Games week of action, we’re fighting to exhaustion for the independent living of disabled people. Again.

As Inclusion London launches its shocking report into life for disabled people a year after the closure of the Independent Living Fund (ILF), we’re on repeat. The government’s promises and the extension of the ILF transition funds have not materialised. Cuts are savage and suffering is incalculable, with many ex-ILF recipients imprisoned, left living in [...]

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