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Saba Salman

EXCLUSIVE ‘Government Just Made it Worse’: COVID’s Disproportionate Impact on Disabled People of Colour Revealed

, 23 February 2023
Saba Salman reports on the yet-to-be-published findings of a national commission examining the impact of the pandemic, disablism and systemic racism

New Law Could Lead to More Autistic and Disabled People Being Locked Up, Government Warned

, 6 February 2023
The Mental Health Bill may have negative unintended consequences, Saba Salman reports

Deaths in Care: ‘How Can You Move On if there’s No Accountability?’

, 9 December 2022
Saba Salman reports on the impact on families of years spent seeking answers after an unexpected death in care

Who Will Care for the Carers Left Without Government Support?

, 12 October 2022
Politicians should take an approach to health and care that considers the needs of the families of disabled people – but instead seem content to continue the creeping withdrawal of state support from the people who need it most, writes Saba Salman

How the Human Rights Act Helps Disabled People Live the Lives they Want

, 31 August 2022
Saba Salman reports on concerns that the Government's new Bill of Rights will leave vulnerable people without the support and opportunities they require to lead fulfilling lives

‘Completely Inhumane’: Government’s Relaxed Approach to COVID Represents a Regression for Disabled People’s Rights

, 24 March 2022
By asking people with learning disabilities and their families to live in a 'constant state of lockdown with no support', the Government is following an approach to the vulnerable that should be consigned to the past, says Saba Salman

EXCLUSIVE ‘Everyone Is Forgetting About Us’: New Research Highlights how Government’s Social Care Reforms Sideline those with Learning Disabilities

, 17 September 2021
Saba Salman reports on a forthcoming independent study, part-funded by the Department of Health and Social Care – the findings of which are in stark contrast to messages from Boris Johnson’s administration around adapting to the Coronavirus and reforming adult social care

Ten Years On from the Winterbourne View Scandal, A Human Rights Approach to those with Complex Needs is Still Missing

, 18 May 2021
Saba Salman reports on how the Government could provide specialist support in a creative, humane way which takes people out of institutions and puts the individual at the centre of their care

A Roadmap to Easing Inequalities for the Learning Disabled

, 22 March 2021
Saba Salman speaks to people with learning disabilities to explore how the Government can prevent this group from being sidelined again – as they have been during the Coronavirus pandemic

At Greater Risk of Dying But Not A Vaccine Priority: COVID’s Mental Health Impact on the Learning Disabled

, 16 February 2021
Saba Salman reports on the absence of official recognition by the Government that people with learning disabilities have been disproportionately affected by the Coronavirus pandemic in a number of ways

EXCLUSIVE Last In Line: The Forgotten Learning Disabled Soldiers of World War One

, 16 December 2020
Saba Salman explores how a century of prejudice still finds echoes today in the treatment of people with learning disabilities during the Coronavirus pandemic

The Government has Abandoned the Disabled People Hit Hardest by the Coronavirus

, 2 October 2020
Almost two-thirds of all people who have died from COVID-19 are disabled. Where is the support for some of the most vulnerable in our society?

The Mainstream Media Needs to Give Learning Disabled People their Own Voice

, 19 May 2020
Saba Salman calls on the mainstream media to more accurately reflect the lives of those with learning disabilities and explains how her new book of essays, written by the learning disabled, aims to change the narrative.

What Government Can Learn from Bridging the Age Divide

, 24 January 2020
Saba Salman meets those involved with an intergenerational music project in Surrey, which brings together older adults with dementia or a disability and young people with learning disabilities or complex needs.

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