Learning disability charity Mencap is calling on the UK Government to include everyone with a learning disability in priority group six to ensure prompt access to the COVID-19 vaccine.
A new Adult Social Care Winter Plan has been announced to support care homes from contracting coronavirus during the winter months.
Health secretary Matt Hancock has called for all GP consultations to take place remotely by default, leading to concerns for the disabled community.
Equalities watchdog the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) takes the first legal step over the care of more than 2,000 people.
The UK Government has announced that every inpatient with a learning disability or autism in a mental health hospital is to have their case reviewed over the next 12 months.
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, has vowed to create a public autism awareness raising campaign later this year.