Labour have launched a specific manifesto with people with a disability following extensive consultation with disabled people and their carers across the country.
Over the last seven years, disabled people – including people with physical or mental impairments and long-term health conditions – have borne the brunt of the Tory cuts, which has seen the number of disabled people living in poverty rise to 4.2 million.
Labour will reverse the cuts to disability support, transform our social security system from one that demonises disabled people to one that is supportive and enabling, scrap the punitive sanctions regime and replace ineffective, degrading assessments.
The manifesto sets out Labour’s plan to tackle the barriers facing disabled people and to build a society in which everyone has the same opportunities and choices.
Cllr Stephen Morgan, Labour candidate for Portsmouth South, said:
“Labour will ensure that disabled people and people with mental health conditions have access to the support they need and will work with disabled people to build an inclusive society, where no one is held back from fulfilling their potential and realising their aspirations.
These costed policies set out in this manifesto, will ensure that disabled people are properly supported to live full and independent lives here in Portsmouth.
As your MP, I will always work in partnership with disabled people to ensure no one in our city is held back.”