Respond to the New National Disability Strategy Proposal

28 July 2021

Today, the Government has launched a new National Disability Strategy which states that: "...more accessible housing, easier commuting and better job prospects are set to become reality for millions of disabled people in the UK."

This includes:

  • Disabled people set to benefit from plans to upgrade job support and opportunities, housing and transport.
     
  • Improving accessibility of homes, £300m investment in support for children with special educational needs and disabilities in schools and an online work passport to help disabled students move seamlessly from education to work.
     
  • Plans to consult on disability workforce reporting for businesses with more than 250 staff.

Whilst we welcome this response, we share the concerns being expressed by the Disability Community Alliances and groups. We will be carefully reviewing what is recommended and will work again with our Young Adults' Network (with whom we made an initial sumission in December related to this) as well as with the alliances and groups we belong to, to respond to the Government’s Consultation Survey. You may also want to share your own views - the survey is open until 11th October