John McDonnell, Margaret Greenwood, Marsha de Cordova and Mike Amesbury will be attending the Disabled People: First Do No Harm lobby event on 13th February 2019.
The purpose of the lobby is to expose the continuing suffering of disabled people as a result of the Government’s welfare reforms and to seek changes to the system.
The three key asks of the lobby are:
1. To incorporate the principle of “First Do No Harm” into the assessment process for disabled people in the welfare system.
2. To call for the publication of a cumulative impact assessment of social security changes to disabled people.
3. To implement an assessment framework that treats disabled people with dignity and respect.
The overall aim is to demand that the current assessment protocols are challenged and amended.
Disabled people and all those who care about how our fellow citizens are treated, who want their MP to attend the lobby, should write to their MP – to inform them they wish to seek an appointment on the day of the lobby. How to contact your MP.
• The lobby is due to take place on Wednesday 13 February between 1pm and 6pm, with the briefing meeting from 2-3.30pm, in the Palace of Westminster’s committee room 15.
• The committee room can be used for one-to-one meetings with MPs or further discussions on the issue from 1pm-2pm and then from 3.30pm-6pm.