Report Calls For ‘Radical And Ambitious’ Disability Strategy



By John Pring in Disability News Service.


A new report, based on the views of hundreds of disabled people and organisations, has called on the government to produce a national disability strategy that is “radical and ambitious”.

The report by Disability Rights UK (PDF) follows a three-month engagement campaign aimed at discovering how disabled people want society to change.

Now it wants the government to include recommendations from its We Belong report (pictured) – across five key areas – in its national disability strategy, which will be published this spring.

Among the report’s recommendations are calls for the Equality Act to be extended and made easier for disabled people to enforce, and for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to be incorporated into UK law.


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