Recieved this email this morn (some of u may have the same).
We are delighted to let you know that this morning the
Government is announcing an extra £340 million for services for disabled
children and their families. This announcement is the result of all the
fantastic campaigning and lobbying work by our supporters since the campaign
launched last September.
This new money will start to transform the
lives of disabled children and their families - so huge thanks to all our
supporters for signing up, emailing MPs, and generally pushing government to
deliver what families so badly need; this announcement represents the success of
all your efforts.
The report of the Disabled Children's Review, 'Aiming
higher for disabled children', is being launched today by Ministers. We are
confident that it will address campaign priorities including more and better
short break services, improved access to childcare, and more support for young
disabled people in transition to adulthood.
The Ministers will be
giving more details of the plans this morning, and we will publish them on our
website as soon as we can. You can see our news story and check for further
updates here: http://www.edcm.org.uk/Page.asp?originx_4785ue_26240723404974y82m_20075201055e
report of the review will be available on our website later this morning under
'Latest' on our homepage.
Today's announcement is just the beginning.
EDCM will continue to campaign hard for more support and services for disabled
children and their families - and we will continue to need your help! Please
email this on to your contacts, asking them to sign up at http://www.edcm.org.uk
now, so that we can
show government that there is more still to do.
If you have any questions
for us, please get in touch by replying to this email or calling 020 7843
Thanks again and best wishes,
Every Disabled Child Matters
8 Wakley Street
London EC1V 7QE
Direct Line: 020
Fax: 020 7843 6313 www.edcm.org.uk
CDC is part of Every
Disabled Child Matters, a new campaign fighting for rights and justice for every
disabled child. We want 25,000 supporters to sign up to the campaign by July
2007. Join the campaign at www.edcm.org.uk
- and ask everyone you know to do the same.