Turning equality into reality: Office for Disability Issues annual report 2008

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Great Britain. Office for Disability Issues
Office for Disability Issues
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1 November 2008
Disabled people, Social Policy
Social welfare
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The 2008 annual report from the Office for Disability Issues outlines what the government department has achived and worked on throughout the year. Particular attention is paid to the following areas, by which the report is divided: childhood, learning, employment, prosperity, housing, independence, health, social care, transport, leisure, participation, justice, attitudes and communication. Among the measures introduced in 2008 is the Employment and support allowance, which provides extra help for the most severely disabled people. The report also states that the Government is working towards making housing and neighbourhoods accessible for all and practical changes to existing and new communities are being considered to make them work better for everyone. One particular focus of the report is the Independent living strategy, a cross-government partnership committed to delivering independent living for disabled people, which was launched in 2008.

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