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2020/2680(RSP) Resolution on the rights of persons with intellectual disabilities and their families in the COVID-19 crisis

Progress: Procedure completed

Legal Basis:
RoP 227-p2

Events

2020/12/08
   EC - Commission response to text adopted in plenary
Documents
2020/07/10
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2020/07/08
   EP - Motion for a resolution
Documents
2020/07/08
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2020/07/08
   EP - Decision by Parliament
Details

The European Parliament adopted by 682 votes to 3, with 10 abstentions, a resolution on the rights of persons with intellectual disabilities and their families in the COVID-19 crisis.

Parliament is deeply concerned about the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 crisis on persons with intellectual disabilities and persons with other mental health problems and their families, which creates an additional burden for family members caring for them, many of whom are women.

Lockdown has been a serious problem, not only for persons with intellectual disabilities, but also for every person with a mental illness, as isolation can only aggravate the problems. Strict confinement measures have a particularly negative impact on persons with disabilities and that greater flexibility is needed on the part of the authorities.

While strongly condemning any medical discrimination against persons with intellectual disabilities, Parliament stressed that persons with intellectual disabilities or mental illnesses deserve the same medical treatment as any other person with COVID-19, including intensive medical care. These persons should be informed immediately and correctly, in an accessible format, about the pandemic and the measures affecting them and their family. Members demanded that all public health communications be accessible to persons with disabilities and be provided in plain language, in a variety of traditional and digital formats, and in their national sign languages. Member States should also provide psychological support for persons with intellectual disabilities to mitigate the impact of confinement measures.

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed major flaws in support systems for a number of at-risk groups in society. Therefore, the resolution underlined that investing in the gradual transition from institutional care to community-based services for persons with intellectual disabilities should be a priority. Investment funds should support the provision of personalised support services, as many of the providers of these services have suffered greatly during and after the pandemic and are at risk of being closed down indefinitely.

Parliament called in particular on the Commission to:

- take further steps to mobilise essential investments and resources in order to guarantee the continuity of care and support services, in accordance with the principles of the CRPD and the European Pillar of Social Rights;

- put forward a comprehensive, ambitious and long-term post-2020 European Disability Strategy, including lessons learned from the COVID-19 crisis.

The Commission and the Member States are called on to:

- ensure common protocols for possible future risk situations or humanitarian emergencies and natural disasters, based on the lessons learned from the COVID-19 crisis, including the provision of the necessary protective equipment, information materials and training for health care and social care professionals and regulatory bodies, always taking into account the specific needs and circumstances of persons with disabilities;

- consult and involve persons with disabilities and their representative organisations from the outset when adopting measures responding to a future crisis;

- ensure that there are no financial barriers to access health care.

Documents

Documents

Votes

B9-0204/2020 - Vote unique #

2020/07/08 Outcome: +: 682, 0: 10, -: 3
DE FR IT ES PL RO NL BE PT HU AT EL SE BG CZ FI SK IE DK LT HR LV SI EE CY MT LU
Total
93
79
75
58
51
32
29
21
21
20
19
20
21
17
21
14
14
13
14
11
11
8
8
7
6
6
6
icon: PPE PPE
183

Denmark PPE

For (1)

1

Latvia PPE

2

Estonia PPE

For (1)

1
2

Malta PPE

2

Luxembourg PPE

2
icon: S&D S&D
144

Greece S&D

2

Lithuania S&D

2

Latvia S&D

2

Slovenia S&D

2

Estonia S&D

2

Cyprus S&D

2

Luxembourg S&D

For (1)

1
icon: Renew Renew
98

Italy Renew

For (1)

1

Hungary Renew

2

Austria Renew

For (1)

1

Finland Renew

3

Slovakia Renew

2

Ireland Renew

2

Lithuania Renew

2

Croatia Renew

For (1)

1

Latvia Renew

For (1)

1

Slovenia Renew

2

Estonia Renew

3

Luxembourg Renew

2
icon: ID ID
76

Netherlands ID

Against (1)

1
3

Czechia ID

Against (2)

2

Finland ID

2

Denmark ID

Abstain (1)

1

Estonia ID

For (1)

1
icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE
65

Spain Verts/ALE

2

Netherlands Verts/ALE

3

Belgium Verts/ALE

3

Portugal Verts/ALE

1

Austria Verts/ALE

3

Sweden Verts/ALE

3

Czechia Verts/ALE

3

Finland Verts/ALE

3

Ireland Verts/ALE

2

Denmark Verts/ALE

2

Lithuania Verts/ALE

2

Latvia Verts/ALE

1

Luxembourg Verts/ALE

For (1)

1
icon: ECR ECR
62

Germany ECR

For (1)

1

Romania ECR

1

Netherlands ECR

4

Greece ECR

1
3

Bulgaria ECR

2

Slovakia ECR

Abstain (1)

2

Lithuania ECR

1

Croatia ECR

For (1)

1

Latvia ECR

2
icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL
39

Netherlands GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

Belgium GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

Sweden GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

Czechia GUE/NGL

1

Finland GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

Denmark GUE/NGL

1

Cyprus GUE/NGL

2
icon: NI NI
28

Germany NI

2

Netherlands NI

1

Hungary NI

1

Slovakia NI

2

History

(these mark the time of scraping, not the official date of the change)

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