Nadia Clarke is 20 years old and is a campaigner for people with disabilities. She has cerebal palsy and is deaf. She has travelled to many places around the world speaking about the rights of people with disabilities and has also spoken in the House of Commons in Britain.
In this short video from ITV she speaks about how the cost of care is under review in Britain and how local council budgets are being cut. Campaigners say that the changes in the way in which funding is assessed is having an isolating effect on people they should be helping and that these changes are having a negative affect on people with disabilities in particular. Throughout this video Nadia speaks with many other people with disabilities who lives are being negatively affected by the budget cuts, which unfortunately look likely to continue for the foreseeable future. One striking question that Nadia asks at the end of this video is how much weight should be placed on balancing the books when people’s lives are being seriously affected by the cuts to the budget. In these current economic times this is a question that greater attention must be paid to.
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