The government broke its promise to publish the long-awaited review of a fund that supported deaf and disabled people with the extra costs of standing for election.
More than 350,000 disabled people in England have unmet housing needs, with one-third of those in rented accommodation living in unsuitable properties.
The new appointments mean that all 14 members of the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s (EHRC) disability advisory committee (DAC) will be disabled people.
There are now concerns that allowing just three months to find new accommodation means he and other residents could be forced into homes for older people.
The commission focuses on how to remove the barriers disabled people face in the London borough by embedding a culture of co-production within the council.
The refusal to explain whether it still follows its Fulfilling Potential strategy has cast fresh doubt on the government’s commitment to disability rights and equality.
There is growing frustration that the review appeared to be ignoring the importance of funding and “depleted” mental health services.
The responsibility for change should be shared far more broadly – mainstream services must actively transform themselves to become more inclusive.
The government has now promised to publish its evaluation of the fund and announce its decision on the fund’s future by 11 May.