Islington Local Elections 2014 Hustings : Disability Action in Islington (DAII)
Disability Action in Islington (DAII) Local Hustings
Disability Action in Islington (DAII), an organisation run by and for disabled people. DAII invited the candidates for the May 22nd 2014 Local Elections to meet some campaigners concerned, with disabled people’s rights.
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Friday, 4th April 2014, Islington Talks Disability with Local Election Hustings
Local Islington Candidates from the Conservative Party, Labour, Green Party and TUSC ( Trade Union Socialist Coalition) introduced themselves to the local campaigners of Disability Action in Islington. The Liberal Democrat Candidate could not make the event.
INTRODUCTIONS AND FIRST GROUP OF QUESTIONS:
1. How will you make sure that every employee and contractor of the Council develops and maintains, disability and equality awareness?
2. Will you commit to set up a fund, for a disabled residents forum that will be consulted on all manner of policies?
3. How will your party commit to continue funding for Advice Services, at the current levels and improve them? When will you increase funding given that needs to be increased?
QUESTIONS: INDEPENDENT LIVING FUND
1. Will your party commit to the Independent Living Fund users, at the same level and work with them to lobby for funding beyond 2015?
2. Freedom Passes for the elderly, increasing taxi car trips, Dial A Ride Services? I want assurances that disabled people will keep the current services and increased in quality.
3. Alternatives for people who do not have access to services online? i.e. Libraries.
1. Austerity Cuts. Will your Party prioritise to increasing the social care, in the social care budget, to meet the local needs of disabled people?
2. What will your party spend on disability in the borough, in detail and how will you involve disabled people in setting the budget?
3. Islington has been one of the great multi-cultural boroughs, how will you meet the increasing, indeed complex issue, of our rising older population?
QUESTIONS: CARE FOR DEAF PEOPLE.
1. The local advice and information service has closed for deaf people. What will your party do to ensure that there is an ongoing replacement service that understand what deaf people face and is fully accessible to them?
2. Good quality repair services. Reliable, keep appointments and turn up on time. Also a system for deaf people to report issues related to their care taking?
3. English is not the first language of deaf people. What will you do to ensure effective communication, for local deaf people to access local information?
1.How will your parties influence national policies as it relates to disability and social care?
2. How will your party work with disabled people to identify needs and implement solutions across the borough?
3. What would your party do, in Islington, to promote the individual rights of disabled people, and to promote their positions as equal citizens within the community?
1. How we go about creating the flow of information experience. How will your party facilitate the disabled people, the networks, the organisation, to come together, to identify. Delivery of services, gather together to refresh services and to build new services?
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