The Disability Action Plan consultation launched on the 18th of July. The consultation will run for 12 weeks, and is due to close on 6 October 2023.
The Disability Action Plan will set out the Government’s plans to improve the lives of disabled people with immediate and practical measures, while laying the foundations for longer term change. The consultation document sets out Government’s progress over the last 12 months and plans across Government for the next 18 months. It also sets out a number of new proposals with detailed consultation questions – informed by the experiences of disabled people, research and the current policy landscape – as an initial step to make sure policy development direction is correct.
Through this consultation, the UK government is seeking views on proposed actions to be included in its upcoming Disability Action Plan. This is to improve the lived of disabled people .This consultation is not intended to contain lots of concrete, specific policies or reforms. It is an initial step to make sure policy development direction is correct and it marks the launch of the listening stage of the Action Plan.
The final plan – informed by the consultation findings – will set out the immediate action the government will take in 2023 and 2024 to improve disabled people’s lives, as well as laying the foundations for longer-term change. This plan will form part of the government’s commitment to create a society that works for everyone, where everyone can participate and be fully included.
The UK government are inviting responses to their proposals from anyone interested in these issues, particularly disabled people and disabled people’s organisations across the UK. Respondents can give feedback on either the entire Action Plan, or specific actions within it.
To read through the consultation use the link below.
To share your views on the Disability Action Plan use the link below.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if:
you would like to respond via email or you have any other enquiries specifically relating to this consultation
If you would like to respond by post, please mark your correspondence ‘Disability Action Plan’ and send to:
Disability Action Plan team
Disability Unit, Cabinet Office
10 Victoria Street
Tel: 0808 175 6420
To access the easy read version use the link below.
Use the link below which takes you to British Sign Language videos. It has been split into 4 parts.
If you would like to request Braille, hard copies, or audio CDs of the consultation email email@example.com
The cabinet office will also be hosting a number of events to seek views during the consultation period. This includes several policy roundtables (between mid-August to mid-September), focusing on policy themes in the consultation document, as well as some more general discussion forums.
The cabinet office will also be organising a series of public meetings, which will consist of drop in sessions for members of the public to ask questions about the consultation, share views and get support for completing the consultation document. These will be hosted by stakeholder partners, either in person or virtually. If you would wish to be involved in any of these events, please contact Cabinet Office directly using the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org