Better working with disabled people: the way forward: the government response to consultation findings

Document type
Discussion paper
Corporate author(s)
Great Britain. Office for Disability Issues
Publisher
Office for Disability Issues
Date of publication
16 January 2014
Series
Fulfilling potential: making it happen
Subject(s)
Disabled people
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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This consultation response presents proposals on how independent, confidential advice to government based on the lived experience of disabled people should be delivered. It proposes the abolition of Eq2025, the non-departmental public body which currently advises government on disability issues, and its replacement by a strategic engagement forum, the Fulfilling Potential Forum. This will be run by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), in collaboration with the Department of Health (DH). It is intended that it will:

  • Meet on a quarterly basis, to engage in themed discussions on strategic priorities and direction, based on improving the key outcomes identified by disabled people and as set out in ‘Fulfilling Potential: Making it Happen’.
  • Be chaired by the Minister of State for Disabled People and the Minister of State for Care and Support;
  • Identify specific issues for in-depth policy analysis, to be passed to experts from the Fulfilling Potential Policy Advice Service, for “Policy Lab” treatment (which consists of a short presentation on the topic or issue, followed by group discussions about policies to deal with the issue);
  • Identify items for practical delivery to pass on to the Disability Action Alliance (DAA) or delivery organisations;Refer ideas on strategy relevant to existing Government groups, such as the Paralympic Legacy Advisory Group (PLAG), the Disabled Persons’ Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC), or the eAccessibility Forum, to those organisations, to complement their work and avoid duplication

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