International Day of Persons with Disabilities

14th December 2021 / Posted by David Ebbrell

Friday 3rd December marked the 29th UN-supported International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPWD). The 2021 theme is ‘Fighting for rights in the post-COVID era” which examines the challenges and barriers and celebrates the opportunities for people who live with disabilities in the context of a global pandemic.

Those with disabilities have been hit disproportionately hard by Covid, with reduced access to routine health care and rehabilitation services, more pronounced social isolation and a lack of emergency preparedness for people with special needs.

IDPWD has been running since 1992 and since then they have evolved to offer free disability advocacyprovide support workers and more.

To find out more please visit their website.