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The only downside of chairing/taking part in your own panel is that you can’t live tweet it, but I want to share some reflections for people who couldn't make it. #KFAnnual2022

First @FaziletHadi opened the discussion by setting out the challenges facing disabled people at present, but also the importance of a #SocialModel approach, #NothingAboutUsWithoutUs and the principles of choice and control.
I then got to share the findings of the work @DisRightsUK and @TheKingsFund published this summer about the importance of involving disabled people in health and care service design - you can find it here (it's short and sweet!):…
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To everybody thinking they have the right to correct #DisabledPeople when they use that term, telling us it should be #PWD STOP. #PeopleFirst is not correct, it's outdated. Maybe listen to us, explore the #SocialModel & be a bit more humble.
To all the people who didn't get what I meant in this tweet, here's my beginner's guide to disability explanation of language like disabled people.
If you are really tied to putting "people" first when describing disabled people, to stick to the social model & be grammatically correct why not use "people who are disabled" or "a person who is disabled"?
Then we all win.
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Today we wrap up this round of #DRC hearings focusing on health care.

The hearings will kick off at 10am and so will our livetweeting.

We'll once again be using the hashtag #DisabilityRC if you wish to mute it.

The livestream can be found here:
We're kicking off now.
Eastman says the topic is sensitive and extremely difficult. Some aspects of the evidence will include talking about suicide.

We want to remind people that it's ok to to step back, and support is available.
We have resources here:…
The witness is Giuseppina Porte (Jo Abi)

She'll be talking about her experiences in accessing mental health care and general healthcare for her two sons who have autism.

Phillip is 16, wants to get his drivers license, and loves virtual reality.

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