Fulfilling Potential: improving the lives of disabled people

This document collection was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

These documents set out the government’s view of a society where disabled people can realise their aspirations and fulfil their potential.

The government wants to put disabled people and their organisations at the heart of developing and implementing change.

‘Fulfilling Potential: making it happen’ is the government’s disability strategy. We published updates to it in September 2014.

The strategy and updates include action plans and indicators that help measure progress and show where work needs to be done.

Progress indicators

The indicators cover:

  • education
  • employment
  • income
  • health and wellbeing
  • choice and control
  • inclusive communities

These indicators replace the archived disability equality indicators.

Aspire2 magazine for young disabled people

Read our Aspire2 magazine which aims to help young disabled people realise their aspirations and fulfil their potential.

Fulfilling Potential Forum

The forum brings together disability organisations and government to discuss how disabled people can fulfil their potential.

Contact us

Fulfilling Potential

Office for Disability Issues
Ground Floor
Caxton House
7-12 Tothill Street


Towards a society where disabled people can realise their aspirations and fulfil their potential.

Disability strategy

  1. Fulfilling Potential: making it happen: updates September 2014

    • 4 September 2014
    • Policy paper
  2. Fulfilling Potential: making it happen for disabled people

    • 4 September 2014
    • Policy paper

Other publications

  1. Using disability data

    • 4 September 2014
    • Guidance
  2. Involving disabled people in policy development

    • 16 July 2013
    • Consultation outcome
  3. Triennial review of Equality 2025

    • 16 July 2013
    • Independent report
  4. Fulfilling Potential: understanding disability

    • 13 February 2013
    • Research and analysis
  5. Fulfilling Potential: a discussion about disabled people and the government

    • 1 December 2011
    • Consultation outcome