We are committed to tackling the disabling societal barriers that you face. We will change the things that we have direct control over as a council, and use our influence to provoke change in the areas we do not directly control. We understand the disproportionate impact that the pandemic has had on people living with a disability and the increased loneliness and isolation many have experienced. Trust is at an all time low following the High Court ruling that the council’s Minimum Income Guarantee policy discriminated against “severely disabled” people under the European Convention on Human Rights. Our pledges to you are underpinned by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (info here).