Injustices faced by disabled people in
the workplace, at home and in the community will be tackled head-on through a
new package of measures ordered by the Prime Minister.
Higher accessibility standards for new
housing, an overhaul of statutory sick pay, and greater workplace support are
part of renewed efforts to ensure disabled people can fully participate in
New national outcomes data for disabled
people will also be published, shining a light on injustices and driving action
to tackle barriers they face.
With around a fifth of the working age
population living with a disability, the Prime Minister has also announced a
new cross-government disability team.
Incorporating the Office for Disability
Issues, the new team will sit alongside the Government Equalities Office and
Race Disparity Unit in a new Equalities Hub at the heart of government.
This team will work closely with
disabled people, disabled people’s organisations and charities to develop a new
approach to disability, with their views and experiences at the forefront of
any new policy. Further measures will be set out later this year.
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