Equality 2025 is a non-departmental public body of publicly-appointed disabled people.
The group offers strategic, confidential advice to government on issues that affect disabled people. This advice can include participation in the very early stages of policy development or in-depth examination of existing policy. The group works with ministers and senior officials across government.
Tribute to Nick Danagher
It was with shock and deep sadness that I heard of the untimely death of Nick Danagher on Friday 6th July 2012.
After seeing him so full of life and spirit at our Equality 2025 meeting just two days before his death, I find it hard to believe that he is no longer with us.
Nick had been a member of Equality 2025 since it was set up in 2006 and has always been a mainstay of the group. He has greatly enhanced our work and the advice we have been able to provide to Government with his powerful intellect and wise insights - always informed by his deep roots in the disability movement and extensive work across so many facets of the disability arena – not to mention his wicked sense of humour.
Equality 2025 was just one of many arenas in which he played a leading role in taking forward the rights and opportunities of disabled people, but it was one in which he certainly exerted a powerful influence. He was also a thoughtful, generous and kind man, and was an enormous support to me personally in my role of Chair, as well as to other members of the group.
We are enormously grateful for all that he has contributed to Equality 2025 and all he has done to improve the lives and life chances of disabled people. He will be sadly missed.
Our thoughts are with his family, friends and all whose lives he touched in this difficult time.
How Equality 2025 is run
Equality 2025 includes eight members, a Deputy Chair and a Chair.
- Profile of Dr Rachel Perkins, Chair to Equality 2025 (PDF, 2 pages, 22 KB)
- Equality 2025 member profiles (PDF, 4 pages, 54 KB)
- Press release: Appointment of member to Equality 2025 (PDF, 2 pages, 22 KB)
The group reports to the Minister for Disabled People, Maria Miller MP.
The Chair meets with the Minister regularly. All advice provided by Equality 2025 is evaluated.
The group is supported by a secretariat based in the Office for Disability Issues (ODI).
How Equality 2025 gives advice
Officials may seek advice from Equality 2025 at any time. Equality 2025 generally give written advice or other formal responses. Officials and ministers seeking advice may be invited to attend one of the group’s quarterly meetings. Members may also provide advice through other meetings or telekits.
Page last reviewed: 9 July 2012