Dr Lisa Cameron MP, who chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Disability at Westminster, has tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) that celebrates the work of Para Dance UK and their efforts to relieve loneliness and isolation among people shielding from covid-19 and calls on the Government to prioritise the physical and mental health needs of people with disabilities throughout the covid-19 outbreak and beyond.
Patrick McGeough CEO of Para Dance UK said “We are extremely grateful for the acknowledgment that there is still a great number of people who are still shielding and will be for a long time, We need to continue to show that the disability community can be active and creative and above all have fun through dance. This EDM helps us to remind people that Dance is a positive activity that can engage and reach people who otherwise would not have been physically or mentally engaged during these lockdowns, some of which have been isolating since March 2020”
This Project highlighted by working with Exercise Movement and Dance UK (EMD UK) and funded through the Sport England Tackling Inequalities Fund shows that when we look outside the box and support our community we can make a real difference”.
This Early Day Motion is worth supporting:
House of Commons
Para Dance UK
Tabled 08 February 2021
If you want to see more support around Inclusive Dance Encourage your MP to sign the EDM
A significant proportion of the disability community still are not engaged and keeping active. Raising this impact in parliament will help to promote opportunities to look at Dance not just as a creative outlet but as a Competitive and a tool to improve physical and mental wellbeing for all of the disability community. Enabling other groups to see the wider opportunity and calls on the Government to prioritise the physical and mental health needs of people with disabilities throughout the covid-19 outbreak.
What are Early day motions?
Early day motions (EDMs) are motions submitted for debate in the House of Commons for which no day has been fixed.
As there is no specific time allocated to EDMs very few are debated. However, many attract a great deal of public interest and media coverage.
What are EDMs used for?
EDMs are used to put on record the views of individual MPs or to draw attention to specific events or campaigns. Topics covered by EDMs vary widely.
By attracting the signatures of other MPs, they can be used to demonstrate the level of parliamentary support for a particular cause or point of view.