Office for Disability Issues news
This page covers all the latest news from the Office for Disability Issues (ODI). Earlier news items, including news from the previous administration, can be found in the News archive.
On 13 February the Minister for Disabled People Esther McVey launched Fulfilling Potential: Building a deeper understanding of disability in the UK today’ at a breakfast meeting with employers.
Welcoming the report the Minister said:
“This is the most comprehensive review of the evidence since ‘The Life Chances’ report was published in 2005. It covers a range of issues that affect the lives of disabled people in the UK today.”
The Government is undertaking a wide-variety of programmes to promote the interests of disabled people, Disability Issues Minister Esther McVey explained in an email to disability groups earlier this week.
Ms McVey outlined progress on new programmes and campaigns including a new role models campaign, the Disability Action Alliance, and her work with television and production companies.
The announcement of a new Paralympics Legacy Advisory Group and Sport England’s funding for sport for disabled people, and recent developments with Access to Work, were all covered.
The message also explained how she was continuing to work with Disabled Peoples User Led Organisations (DPULOs).
Today’s International Day of Disabled People is being marked with a new campaign to inspire young disabled people to help fulfil their potential and achieve their aspirations.
DWP has been working with a group of young disabled people to put together the Role models: Inspire a generation campaign – a series of short video clips of a wide range of role models.
Welcoming the campaign, Minister for Disabled People Esther McVey said:
“The theme for this year’s International Day of Disabled is the removal of barriers so that we can all create an inclusive and accessible society for everyone.
“Showcasing role models will help us to illustrate what disabled people can and do achieve.”
Page last reviewed: 13 February 2013