Accessible Britain Challenge: creating inclusive communities for disabled people
Information on what organisations and individuals can do to help disabled people become full and active participants in their community.
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The Accessible Britain Challenge ended in March 2015. The Disability Confident scheme provides support and guidance on recruiting and retaining employees with disabilities and long-term health conditions.
The Accessible Britain Challenge Awards recognise organisations that are making an outstanding contribution towards communities being accessible and inclusive. This may include councils, other service providers and businesses.
On 12 March 2015, Minister of State for Disabled People, Mark Harper, made presentations to the winning organisations at an event at the House of Commons.
There were winners in 4 categories:
We are working towards a fairer and more equal society and reducing discrimination and disadvantage for all.
We are protecting disabled people by:
making sure UK government policies take account of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Disabled People
encouraging the use of the social model of disability which says that disability is created by barriers in society
We set out our view of a society where disabled people can realise their aspirations and fulfil their potential in ‘Fulfilling Potential: making it happen’. This includes an action plan that explains the progress that has been made.
We recognise that disabled people’s user led organsations have an important role in changing perceptions, providing support and giving disabled people a stronger voice in their community. We are helping to strengthen existing organisations and develop new ones.