Crippen asks you to challenge the proposed changes to border policies

Apart from the travel restrictions imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic, the government are now making changes to border policies which means that many overseas personal assistants (PAs), who disabled people rely upon for their everyday care and support needs, can no longer come into the country and work. 

We therefore need to get the government to make rule changes to allow overseas PAs to enter this country and work so that disabled employers can continue to live independent lives.

You can bring pressure on the government by filling in the online consultation . Responses should be evidence-based and where possible should provide data and/or examples to support your answers.

The deadline for submitting your responses to ‘the call for evidence questionnaire’ is 29th October 2021 so there’s not much time.

You can also write to your MP to lobby the government on your behalf.

Description of cartoon for those using screen reading software

Two disabled people carrying placards are angrily confronting a man in a suit who represents a care home. The sign alongside of him reads: ‘Welcome to the Leonard Pressure Care Home’. One of the placards shows the DPAC logo and the other one reads ‘save our PAs’. On the floor at their feet is a notice which reads: ‘changes to border policy’. He is saying to the disabled protesters: “But look on the bright side – no PA support means that you can come and live with us!” Along the bottom of the cartoon is a statement that reads@ ‘tell the government to make rule changes to allow overseas personal assistants to enter this country and work so that disabled employers can continue to lead independent lives. Also write to your MP.

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