Policy paper

Fulfilling Potential: making it happen for disabled people

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

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


Fulfilling Potential: making it happen

Fulfilling Potential: making it happen (Rich Text Format)

Action plan: Fulfilling Potential: making it happen

Action plan: Fulfilling Potential: making it happen (Rich Text Format)

Technical annex data files: Fulfilling Potential: making it happen

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The documents explain how the government will help disabled people fulfil their potential by working in partnership with:

  • individual disabled people and those that support them
  • business
  • the voluntary sector
  • wider civil society
  • disabled people’s organisations

Listen to summaries of the report and action plan

Action plan

The action plan explains the progress that has been made and how the government plans to encourage and support further work, including that of the Disability Action Alliance.


The indicators in the technical annex (Outcome and indicator framework) will help to measure progress and show where work needs to be done. The indicators cover:

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

These indicators replace the archived disability equality indicators.

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Published 2 July 2013
Last updated 4 September 2014 + show all updates
  1. Added link to September 2014 updates

  2. First published.