- 2011 National Black Members' Conference
- 8 September 2010
It is regrettable that more Black people continue to experience common health problems such as anxiety and depression.
With the Government changes to Disability Living Allowance and Welfare system, there is no doubt that the disabled Black people that have significant mental illness would be more affected.
The recent pronouncement by the Government to cap the amount of rent subsidy would only mean that adapted houses for disabled members would be difficult to find, especially in the South East where there are a significant number of disabled Black members.
With cuts in the public services, disabled Black members would not feel confident to declare their disability for fear of being stigmatized, discriminated against, or be first in line to be made redundant.
Conference calls on the National Black Members Committee:
1.To work with the National Labour Link Committee and the National Executive Council (NEC) to campaign against the cuts in public services and highlight the impact this brings to disabled Black members.
2.To work with the NEC in monitoring the impact of the cuts on Black employees that are declared disabled.