Our priorities for the 2017 Parliament

What do we want the goverment to do? 

We want the Government to deliver Everyday Equality for disabled people. Making this happen will require action across all parts of government.

That’s why we want the Government to deliver a cross-government approach to disability by tackling the barriers that prevent disabled people from participating fully in society.

This should focus on three areas:

  • Improving disabled people's work opportunities
  • Ensuring disabled people have support to live independently
  • Improving disabled people's financial security.
Find out the reasons why - links to life for disabled people page

Life for disabled people

In 2017, life is still much harder for disabled people than it needs to be.

More on improving work opportunities - links to our priorities for work opportunities

Improving work opportunities 

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

More on improving social care - links to our priorities for social care

Support to live independently

Over half of disabled social care users say that the social care they receive does not enable them to live independently.

More on improving financial security - link to priorities for improving financial security

Improving financial security

Households with a disabled person spend over £3,000 on energy costs, more than double what the average UK household spends.