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The Office for Disability Issues leads in driving delivery of the government’s vision for disabled people.
We help remove barriers so that all disabled people are able to fulfil their potential and be fully participating members of society.
We work in all areas of government policy and with a wide range of stakeholders.
Fulfilling Potential: Building a deeper understanding of disability in the UK today
On 13 February 2013 the Government published ‘Fulfilling Potential: Building a deeper understanding of disability in the UK today.’ This document summarises the analytical evidence on disability. It looks at the number of disabled people in the UK as well as looking at the way disability develops over the life course and at the fluctuating nature of disability. It also looks at the lives of disabled people by looking at the trends in outcomes and the barriers to taking part in different areas of life.
Fulfilling Potential - Next Steps
On 17 September 2012 the Government published two documents which set out its approach to the commitment to enable disabled people to fulfil their potential and play a full role in society.
- Fulfilling Potential: Building understanding
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 (13 February 2013)
- Disability Issues Minister looks ahead with latest developments
The Government is undertaking a wide-variety of programmes to promote the interests of disabled people, Disability Issues Minister Esther McVey has explained in an email to disability groups (7 December 2012)
- Role models: Inspire a generation
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 (3 December 2012)
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Page last reviewed: 13 February 2013