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Valuing voices: Protecting rights through the pandemic and beyond

19 October 2020

We must use the benefit of hindsight to ensure that the deeply disturbing practices revealed in our survey are not repeated, now that we are experiencing a resurgence of the virus.

Jonathan Senker, chief executive at VoiceAbility

This new report warns that disabled people and care home residents have seen their human rights breached and access to independent advocacy and health and social care cut during the coronavirus pandemic. The report also explains the actions that could prevent a repeat of these problems as the second wave of coronavirus sweeps over much of the UK.

The report is the result of a survey of over 450 advocates. Advocacy organisations across the UK, including VoiceAbility, worked in partnership to run the survey and launch the report. The project was supported by NDTi.

To find out more, download the report, watch the video or search #ValuingVoices on social media.