The Inclusive Transport Strategy: Achieving Equal Access for Disabled People

Department for Transport – July 2018

The Department for Transport’s strategy to create an inclusive transport system for disabled travellers. It sets out a:

  • government actions for creating equal transport for disabled people
  • clear programme of monitoring and evaluation
  • new governance framework for accountablility

Click here to view this report.

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Access Denied: Barriers to Justice in the Disability Benefits System

Zacchaeus 2000 Trust, July 2018

Report  from the Zacchaeus 2000 Trust suggesting a hostile environment has been created preventing disabled and unwell people from getting the disability payments they are entitled to.  It argues that many claimants for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Personal Independence Payment (PIP) are being wrongly turned down, pushed into debt, face rent arrears and have to rely on foodbanks to survive.  In order to get their payments reinstated, they have to go through a long, draining ordeal of Mandatory Reconsideration and appeal, putting them under severe financial and emotional pressure for sometimes over a year.

Click here to view the report.

Each and Every Need: A review of the quality of care provided to patients aged 0-25 years old with chronic neurodisability, using the cerebral palsies as examples of chronic neurodisabling conditions

Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership, March 2018

Review of the quality of care provided to patients aged 0-25 years old with chronic neurodisability, using the cerebral palsies as examples of chronic neurodisabling conditions.  The report aims to improve the care provided to children and young people in this area.

Click here to view the report in full.

Improving Lives: The Future of Work, Health and Disability

Department of Work and Pensions, December 2017

This paper that establishes how government, employers, charities, healthcare providers and local authorities will work to break down employment barriers for disabled people and people with health conditions over the next ten years. The actions outlined for health services focus on ensuring that health professionals are ready to talk about health barriers to work, timely access to appropriate treatments, and effective occupational health services accessible by all in work.

Click here to view the full report.

Consultation: Work, health and disability: improving lives

Department for Work and Pensions, November 2016

The Department for Work and Pensions are seeking views on what it will take to transform employment prospects for disabled people and people with long-term health conditions.

The consultation closes on 17th February 2017.

Click here for further information.

Click here to respond to the Consultation.

Leading my life my way: young disabled people’s experiences of using services to live independent lives

Scope, November 2016

This report finds that young disabled people are experiencing poor quality care and support planning, a lack of information and advice tailored to their specific needs and expectations. The report calls for the government to look beyond funding support for the basics in social care to ensure that young disabled people are supported and enabled to live independent lives.

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Crime & disabled people: Measures of disability-related harassment – 2016 update

Equality and Human Rights Commission, September 2016

This report provides the latest data for England, Wales and Scotland against the following Manifesto for Change measures, with analysis of change over time:

  • number of victims of hate crimes
  • proportion of disability-related crime incidents reported to the police
  • satisfaction with police handling of crime incidents
  • experience of any crime in the previous 12 months
  • worry about being a victim of crime

Click here to view the full report.