Survey – tracking issues affecting disabled people during the Coronavirus outbreak

Disabled people and our organisations are already noticing additional disadvantages during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

We have created a survey to find out what issues disabled people are facing, what barriers exist to making feedback/complaints and tracking the outcomes. We hope to use this data to identify problems and identify successful strategies that you can use.

The Equality Act 2010 is still in force and it is likely to be unlawful to overlook disabled people’s needs at this time. The more constructive feedback and complaints organisations get, the more likely it is that issues can be resolved.

Professional legal advice is hard to come by at the best of times, and right now legal practitioners are overwhelmed with demand. We will have to do most of this challenge work ourselves using a range of strategies including monitoring and tracking issues, using social media and raising awareness to ensure our needs are not forgotten.