Government disability strategy risks becoming a ‘car crash’, says Tory peer

Lord Shinkwin warns PM he must listen more to views of people with disabilities before releasing report

The launch of the government’s long-awaited disability strategy risks becoming a car crash if ministers do not do more to listen to the views of people with disabilities before releasing it, a Conservative peer has said.

Lord Shinkwin warned the prime minister that releasing a report that is roundly rejected by people with disabilities would greatly undermine his levelling-up agenda, after campaigners complained bitterly that the consultation process that informed it was seriously flawed.

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