FOR DISABLED MEMBERS
'Nothing about us without us' is the key principle of the Disabled people’s movement – this must be embedded in the Party and Labour in government. We know too often Disabled people’s representation is tokenistic or limited to a struggle for accessibility.
I’m re-standing for Disabled Member’s Officer to put our rights at the heart of policy issues affecting us, so we can self-organise, and have access to all levels of the party.
As a Caseworker & Organiser for a local UNISON branch, I understand the issues facing workers in the Health & Social Care sectors – and have lived experience of the barriers Disabled people face in accessing services.
Young Labour must remain a compassionate and organised socialist movement, nurturing Disabled members as trade unionists and activists.
My priorities in the role include: