- 2010 National Disabled Members' Conference
- 6 July 2010
Conference notes UNISON’s proud tradition and record of international work.
Conference notes that disabled people are often left behind in the social reconstruction following conflict.
This can happen when the reconstruction is linked to the Medical Model of Disability or the Professional Gift Model for delivery of services.
Adherence to the Social Model of Disability and the application of a Citizenship Model of Service Delivery based on disabled people’s right to control services they get and co production of decisions on how the future is shaped would help avoid this.
Conference recognises whilst this goal has merit in its own right it also has the potential to develop as another strand to our international solidarity work in generic terms.
Conference invites the National Disabled Members Committee to work with the NEC and especially its International Committee and Palestine Solidarity Campaign to which UNISON is affiliated to assist where possible the establishment in Gaza and the occupied territories and ultimately in a free and independent Palestine of organisations of disabled people and especially the self-organisation of disabled workers in our sister unions.