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Disability Action Plan – have your say

The Government has launched a consultation on their new ‘Disability Action Plan’, which sets out the immediate actions they plan to take across government in 2023 and 2024 to improve disabled people’s lives, as well as laying the foundations for longer-term change.

A number of positive actions that might be taken now to improve the lives of disabled people have been identified, through a combination of:

  • Literature reviews across a wide range of sources, with a particular focus on research based on the experiences of disabled people.
  • A review of existing government policies relating to disability and disabled people in this country and around the world.
  • Ongoing engagement by ministers and officials with disability stakeholders and disabled people’s organisations.

The consultation will help the government gain a greater understanding of whether the proposed improvements are helpful things to focus on and how these might best be delivered if they were taken forward. It’s open to everyone in the UK, but it only includes actions for the UK government to take forward, and not the devolved administrations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

More information about the consultation

We intend to submit a formal response to the Disability Action Plan consultation, and would welcome any views and comments from our members so we can weave these into our submission.

If you do have any thoughts about the proposed actions, please email our campaigns manager, Dave Bracher by 31 August. Many thanks.