Heartbreaking death stats reveal ‘abject failure’ on protecting disabled

  New figures from the Office for National Statistics show disabled people make up 60% of all COVID-19 related deaths. Updated estimates of coronavirus (COVID-19) related deaths, published today, show that there were 30,296 Covid-related deaths of disabled people between 24th January and 20th November 2020 – 60% of all Covid-related deaths in that period. … Continue reading Heartbreaking death stats reveal ‘abject failure’ on protecting disabled

Govt inaction is failing survivors of sexual violence

Responding to the Victims Commissioner’s report on rape survivors and the criminal justice system, Liberal Democrat Justice Spokesperson Wera Hobhouse said: “Survivors deserve justice. They must be properly supported to come forward and be listened to when they do. “However, as this report shows, far too many survivors are put off reporting the crime for fear of … Continue reading Govt inaction is failing survivors of sexual violence