Fulfilling Potential: improving the lives of disabled people

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. We publish summaries of Fulfilling Potential Forum meetings.

Justin Tomlinson, Minister for Disabled People, addressed the latest meeting on 15 September 2015.

Contact us

Office for Disability Issues

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

We can’t answer questions about benefits or other personal matters.

Disability strategy

Other publications

Published 1 December 2011
Last updated 24 November 2015 + show all updates
  1. Published 'Fulfilling Potential: outcomes and indicators framework: second annual progress report'.

  2. Added a note about Justin Tomlinson, Minister for Disabled People and the latest Fulfilling Potential Forum meeting on 15 September 2015.

  3. Added the September disability strategy updates to the collection

  4. Added a link to the Fulfilling Potential Forum

  5. First published.