About us

We support the development of policies to remove inequality between disabled and non-disabled people.

The people and organisations we work with include:

  • disabled people and their organisations
  • other government departments

Responsibilities

We are responsible for:

Priorities

Our priorities are:

  • working with other government departments to remove barriers so that all disabled people are able to fulfil their potential and participate fully in society
  • helping local organisations build inclusive and accessible communities
  • further developing partnership working with disabled people and their organisations

The Inter-Ministerial Group on Disability and Society

We provide support to the Inter-Ministerial Group on Disability and Society.

Terms of Reference

To drive forward action across government to tackle the barriers disabled people face to realising their full participation in society, including increasing disability employment rates and improving access to sport, culture and transport.

Chair

The Rt Hon Esther McVey, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Membership

  • Sarah Newton MP, Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work
  • Baroness Williams of Trafford, Minister for Equalities
  • Jackie Doyle-Price MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Mental Health and Inequalities
  • Heather Wheeler MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Housing and Homelessness
  • Nadhim Zahawi MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families
  • Nusrat Ghani MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
  • Richard Harrington MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Business and Industry
  • Oliver Dowden CBE MP, Parliamentary Secretary (Minister for Implementation)
  • Elizabeth Truss MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Other ministers and officials will be invited as and when required.