Equality News Update: Brexit will decimate disabled communities, charity warns

Brexit will have a devastating impact on disabled people a leading charity has warned.

A report by Camphill Scotland said that any attempt to restrict freedom of movement of EU nationals or their current rights to live and work in the UK, could have far reaching consequences.

There are 11 Camphill communities in Scotland supporting disabled children’s needs, ranging from children to older people.

A total of 170 (or 68%) of the 251 short-term co-workers currently living and working in these communities are from other EU countries.

That’s on top of 53% of the charity’s 165 long-term workers who originate from the EU the report found.

It comes as Joanna Cherry MP tabled an amendment on behalf of Camphill to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.

The amendment would require the UK government to make arrangements for an independent evaluation of the impact of the legislation upon the health and social care sector.

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http://thirdforcenews.org.uk/tfn-news/brexit-will-decimate-disabled-communities-charity-warns

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lewisbainbridge

Information and Communications Assistant at Fife Centre for Equalities