This consultation is aimed at anyone with an interest in the action the government will take during 2023 and 2024 to improve the lives of disabled people. Disabled people and disabled people’s organisations may be particularly interested but anyone, including any organisations or individuals, may respond.
Ways to respond
We encourage you to respond online if possible.
Please read the consultation document.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if:
- you would like to respond via email
- you have any other enquiries specifically relating to this consultation
If you would like to respond by post, please mark your correspondence ‘Disability Action Plan’ and send to:
Disability Action Plan team
Disability Unit, Cabinet Office
10 Victoria Street
Tel: 0808 175 6420
National Disability Strategy (NDS)
On 11 July 2023, the Court of Appeal overturned the original High Court declaration and agreed that the UK Disability Survey was an insight and information gathering exercise that did not amount to voluntary consultation. The judgment came after the Disability Action Plan consultation was prepared. For that reason, references to the NDS in this consultation refer to it being subject to litigation.
The High Court’s judgment means that both the NDS and the UK Disability Survey are lawful, and the government is able to continue with the important work of implementing this long-term strategy to transform disabled people’s everyday lives for the better.
The government will provide further details to Parliament in September 2023 about what this means for the implementation of the NDS.
Capital ‘D’ in ‘Deaf’
The capital ‘D’ in ‘Deaf’ refers to people who have been deaf from birth or early childhood – all their lives – and sign language will be their first language. They view themselves as culturally deaf and may identify as being part of the Deaf community. In the UK, the term ‘deaf’ is used to refer to all levels of deafness.