Neil Coyle MP
I am a passionate advocate for the rights of disabled people and have spent my entire career campaigning to secure equality in all areas of disabled people’s lives. Engagement with arts and culture can and should have a transformative impact on disabled children and young people. Arts and culture should make as huge a contribution to disabled children’s education as other young people, and offers additional opportunities to enhances health and wellbeing as well as enrich lives. It is vital that all young people, and especially more disadvantaged disabled children, have full access to the wealth of artistic and cultural opportunities available both locally and nationally across the UK. I am happy to endorse the Cultural Inclusion Manifesto and applaud the signatories for their commitment to ensuring that this happens.