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Government launches public survey to tackle barriers faced by disabled people

The Disability Unit at the Cabinet Office has launched a public survey to gather views and experiences for the National Strategy of Disabled People which is planned for Spring 2021.

The Strategy aims to make practical changes to policies which strengthen disabled people’s ability to participate fully in society. It is hoped that the survey will help the Government understand what barriers disabled people face and practical solutions that could improve their quality of life.

The survey is seeking the views of disabled people, carers, charities and stakeholders. It will cover aspects such as employment, accessible public services, experiences of discrimination and abuse, and ways to access further support.

There is also opportunity at the end of the survey, for people to state if their life has changed notably due to Covid-19, and in what ways. 

Change the landscape for disabled people

Minister for Disabled People Justin Tomlinson said: “Understanding people’s real experiences of living with a disability and their views on what needs to change are essential if we are to truly change the landscape for disabled people.

“By taking part in this survey people everywhere can help shape our national strategy, ensuring that the interests of disabled people are front and centre as we build back better.”

It is hosted on Citizen Space and will be open until 23 April 2021. Responses received before 13 February 2021 will inform the development of the National Strategy for Disabled People, while those received after this date be used to inform its delivery.

The survey is fully accessible to ensure as many people as possible have their voices heard. It is available in Easy Read, BSL and written responses can be sent to: [email protected].


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