Family takes Covid-19 recovery campaign to Downing Street

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Monday 11 October 2021

Tags: Covid-19, disabled children's partnership, covid recovery

It’s a really important time for us and our campaigning through the Disabled Children’s Partnership (DCP) as the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak MP, decides how much funding disabled children get in the upcoming government ‘spending review’ later this month (27 October). 

Last week, Maureen and her son Calvin handed in their open letter at Downing Street, calling for funded Covid-19 recovery policies for families with disabled children. 

The letter had more than 5,700 signatures. So thank you everyone who signed it. You can also read The Sun’s coverage.

Celebrity support for the campaign

We were really pleased that Carol Vorderman shared our campaign as part of her telling the story of her son, Cameron.  Cameron and Carol were both also on This Morning on ITV. 

Later this week, the Disabled Children’s Partnership, together with our partners Scope, will publish updated economic research on the funding gap for disabled children’s services.

In other campaign news

And over the weekend, the Disabled Children’s Partnership was quoted in the Metro in an article on the impact of rising fuel prices on families with disabled children.  We have advice on our website on help with fuel and water bills and energy saving tips.

If you are worried about keeping your child well this winter, join our babies and toddler group