Involving disabled people: an introduction

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Great Britain. Office for Disability Issues
Office for Disability Issues
Date of publication
1 July 2010
Disabled people, Social Policy
Social welfare
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This guide, aimed at civil servants, outlines methods of involving disabled people in all areas of public sector work. The Disability equality duty, part of the Disability discrimination act 2005, states that public bodies must proactively ensure that disabled people are treated fairly by looking at the way policies and services are designed and delivered. The Duty requires public bodies to involve disabled people in developing a Disability equality scheme. These bodies are required to report on progress against their scheme every year. Across government, selected Secretaries of state are also required to report on their department’s progress towards disability equality every three years. This document outlines how to go about involving disabled people in public sector work such as involvment from the start of processes and decisions, co-production, transparency and accessibility. The document also includes case studies which demonstrate how these principles may be applied.

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