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National Disability Strategy

The National disability Strategy is a commitment by the Government to achieve changes that will help remove barriers, and improve outcomes and opportunities for disabled people. 

At Scope, we want this Strategy to improve the lives of disabled people and their families. In collaboration with members of the Disability Charities Consortium (DCC), we have set out how we believe this should happen.

The manifesto

We have created a manifesto to feed into the development of the Government’s National Strategy for Disabled People and to set out the DCCs ambitions and priorities for the Strategy and beyond.

Our manifesto provides a wide range of solutions and areas for change, that we believe must be at the heart of the National Strategy for Disabled People to tackle the persistent barriers that disabled people face in their daily lives.

What we want from the strategy

We are keen to see the following from the National Disability Strategy:

  • a clear way forward to bring transformation to disabled people’s life opportunities and participation
  • a Strategy with clear actions that will be taken. Including: timescales, investment and measures for success
  • monitoring and accountability of progress, including leadership and participation by disabled people
  • engagement with disabled people that is accessible and meaningful. Online data collection must be one part of a wider consultation with multiple formats of participation available
  • clear routes for engagement that are timely, accessible and include progress updates

We believe that the forthcoming publication of the National Disability Strategy should be the start. It will require considerable ongoing input from a range of communities and organisations represented by disabled people to shape its implementation and ensure momentum is maintained.

The National Strategy for Disabled People (GOV.UK)

Disability Charities Consortium

Scope is a member of the DCC, which brings together Chief Executives and policy leads from the UK’s leading influential not-for-profit disability organisations.

Together, we work with Government to ensure disabled people’s experiences are reflected in UK policy making.

Here are the other members of the consortium:

  • Leonard Cheshire
  • Disability Rights UK
  • National Autistic Society
  • Mind
  • Mencap
  • Sense
  • Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
  • Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID)
  • Business Disability Forum (BDF)
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