Open discussion on the new Disabled People (Community Inclusion) Bill 2015
|1 December 2014
|10:00 - 13:00
|What is it:
|School of Environment, Education and Development
|Who is it for:
|Adults, Current University students, General public, University staff
We welcome academics, students, service employees, commissioners, as well as learning disabled people, family members and their supporters.
This first draft of the LB Bill is one outcome of the ongoing Justice for LB campaign which seeks justice for Connor Sparrowhawk (nicknamed Laughing Boy) who drowned in the bath in an Oxfordshire assessment and treatment unit last year. This was a preventable death.
The Bill seeks to make 2 key changes to law:
1. to make it a legal reality for disabled people to be fully included in their communities
2. to make it harder for the State to force disabled people to leave their homes against their wishes, or the wishes of their families.
The authors welcome feedback about this first draft of the Bill
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