Disabled members Equalities News

Kathleen writes in the UNISON UK Blog: When you’re the wrong sort of ‘vulnerable’

Kathleen Kennedy

Kathleen Kennedy, branch equalities officer and depute co-chair of UNISON’s national disabled members’ committee, has written in a blog on the UNISON UK website about about how COVID-19 has seen disabled people re-classified as vulnerable and the damage this causes.

You can read the blog here.

Kathleen says: “This pandemic has been devastating for disabled people. We are twice as likely to die compared to non-disabled people. But losing our rights as equal citizens has also been devastating for us.

“I’m glad UNISON is fighting to make sure this never happens again.”