The London Recovery Board and Taskforce are engaging directly with community groups and partners, including Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations. Both bodies are committed to embedding thorough understanding of the needs of all Londoners throughout the Recovery Programme. Representatives from civil society identified for their intersectional expertise and with lived experience of disability have been appointed for this exact reason.
The representatives joining the board are Dr Wanda Wyporska from the Equalities Trust who has pan-equalities expertise particularly on race, gender and social-economic inequality. And Ellen Clifford who works with user-led Deaf and Disabled People's Organisations and has specialist experience of disability equality and lived experience of disability.
Christine Goodall who is coordinator of the HEAR Equality and Human Rights Network and has lived experience of disability is already a member of the London Recovery Taskforce.
The insight and expertise these appointees bring – including through their membership of my Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group – will be invaluable in shaping London’s recovery.