Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The new Disability strategy

A new National Disability Strategy was launched today by the UK government, which will improve the everyday lives and opportunities for people with disabilities as we build back fairer - delivering on a Conservative manifesto promise.

  • Everyone should be able to participate fully and freely in our society, but many disabled people feel held back by a lack of opportunity and accessibility. We must fix this and make our society fairer for everyone. 
     
  • That is why the government has today announced our new National Disability Strategy – which includes 100 immediate commitments including improving accessibility of homes, investing £300 million to support young people with special educational needs and disabilities in schools, piloting an online work passport to help smooth the transition into employment, and consulting on introducing disability workforce reporting for large businesses.
     
  • This strategy will deliver lasting change for people with disabilities, levelling up opportunity and improving their everyday lives as we build back better and fairer. 

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