Equality and Human Rights Commission highlights employment, adequate healthcare and independent living among areas of particular concern
Disabled people are being left behind and are living in poverty with very poor life chances, a damning report has concluded.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission report, billed as the most comprehensive analysis of the rights of disabled people in Britain, also found that changes to benefit rules have had a particularly disproportionate, cumulative impact on their right to live independently.
David Isaac, chair of the EHRC, called for a new national focus on the rights of Britain’s 13 million disabled people. “They must have the same rights, opportunities and respect as other citizens,” he said.