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PM launches new drive to tackle barriers faced by disabled people

Injustices faced by disabled people in the workplace, at home and in the community will be tackled head-on through a new package of measures ordered by the Prime Minister.


Prime Minister’s Office, 10 Downing Street, Department for Work and Pensions, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, The Rt Hon Theresa May MP, The Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, and The Rt Hon Amber Rudd

25 June 2019

Higher accessibility standards for new housing, an overhaul of statutory sick pay, and greater workplace support are part of renewed efforts to ensure disabled people can fully participate in society.

New national outcomes data for disabled people will also be published, shining a light on injustices and driving action to tackle barriers they face.

With around a fifth of the working age population living with a disability, the Prime Minister has also announced a new cross-government disability team.

Incorporating the Office for Disability Issues, the new team will sit alongside the Government Equalities Office and Race Disparity Unit in a new Equalities Hub at the heart of government.

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