Everyday equality

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Our strategy 2017-2022

Everyday equality, our five-year strategy, sets out how we will work to drive social change so that disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. 

Life today is much harder for the 13 million disabled people in this country than it needs to be. Disabled people have told us the challenges they face are changing.

They face barriers to the support they need at home, in education or at work, and encounter negative attitudes, unnecessary extra costs and huge pressures on family life.

So we’re changing to meet those challenges with them.
 

Our focus

We are focusing on the areas disabled people have told us matter to them.

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We want to support disabled people to get the best start in life 

Everyone should be able to fulfil their potential in early years and transition to adulthood with the confidence to be successful.  

  • Four in ten parents said their disabled children ‘rarely’ or ‘never’ have the opportunity to socialise and mix with children who are not disabled.

I worry every day about Elise’s future. I worry that when she’s at the age where she knows what’s going on, that she’ll want to join in but she can’t
Christie, Elise's Mum

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We want to support disabled people to live the life they choose

Everyone should have access to the care and support they need, for everyday life and life’s big moments. 

  • Over half of disabled people using social care can’t get the support they need to live independently.

I was simply told that I would have to make the best of things and that I would be fed the following day
Ricky Student

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We want to support disabled people to be financially secure 

Everyone should have the opportunity to work, financial security and a decent standard of living.

  • Disabled people are almost twice as likely to be unemployed as non-disabled people.

There’s a long way to go to improve attitudes and awareness
Felix Disability advocate
 

We need your support

Disabled people should be able to lead the lives they choose. We’ll keep working with disabled people, their families, government, businesses - and you - to make change happen.

Together we can take action to ensure that disabled people are fully included in society – in our communities, at home, at school, in work and in our culture. 

Everyday equality. No less. 

And we won’t stop until it happens.