The Disability Agenda  A Project of the Disability Rights Commission – UK Presenter, Scott Rains http://claimid.com/srains
From the Foreword <ul><li>This Agenda’s central proposition is that a sustainable future for Britain demands levels of pro...
From the Foreword <ul><li>This is an agenda for all those who live in poverty, who have little control or choice in their ...
From the Foreword <ul><li>It is also an agenda for all who believe that Britain can do better than maintain millions of it...
Pillars of Institutional Activity <ul><li>The Equality Act 2006, which established the CEHR, identified three pillars of i...
Pillars of Institutional Activity <ul><li>2) The strategic enforcement of equality and human rights law. The reform of exi...
Pillars of Institutional Activity <ul><li>3) The promotion of cultural change through the use of ‘good relations’ powers, ...
Disability Agenda: Priority 1 <ul><li>Promoting a culture of equality and human rights </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The key objec...
Disability Agenda: Priority 1 <ul><li>The reform of existing anti-discrimination law to achieve a clearer, simpler and fai...
Disability Agenda: Priority 2 <ul><li>Bringing an end to child poverty </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The key objectives of an effe...
Disability Agenda: Priority 3 <ul><li>Increasing life chances through learning and skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The key ob...
Disability Agenda: Priority 3 <ul><li>Engage more disabled people of all ages in education to equip them with the skills n...
Disability Agenda: Priority 3 <ul><li>Enable disabled adults to renew and refresh their skills to gain employment and prog...
Disability Agenda: Priority 4 <ul><li>Ending poverty and widening employment opportunity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The key obj...
Disability Agenda: Priority 4 <ul><li>Promote the retention of disabled people in employment.  </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure th...
Disability Agenda: Priority 5 <ul><li>Increasing democratic participation and active citizenship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The...
Disability Agenda: Priority 5 <ul><li>Remove disincentives and barriers to participation and provide individual support.  ...
Disability Agenda: Priority 6 <ul><li>Developing a social care system fit for the future </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The key obj...
Disability Agenda: Priority 6 <ul><li>Incentivise services that support people to live in their own homes and to participa...
Disability Agenda: Priority 7 <ul><li>Tackling health inequalities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The key objectives of an effectiv...
Disability Agenda: Priority 7 <ul><li>Transform service cultures and staff attitudes.  </li></ul><ul><li>Meet people’s hea...
Disability Agenda: Priority 8 <ul><li>Meeting the future housing challenge in England and Wales </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The ...
Disability Agenda: Priority 8 <ul><li>Improve housing standards, conditions and life chances.  </li></ul><ul><li>Maximise ...
Disability Agenda: Priority 9 <ul><li>Meeting the future housing challenge in Scotland </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The key objec...
Disability Agenda: Priority 9 <ul><li>Prevent disabled people from being disproportionately forced into homelessness or in...
Disability Agenda: Priority 10 <ul><li>Building stronger, safer communities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The key objectives for a...
Resources <ul><li>The Disability Agenda Online: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://disabilitydebate.org/default.aspx </li></ul><...
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The Disability Agenda of the UK

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An outline of the UK's Disability Agenda presenting the 10 Priorities and subsequent key objectives.

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The Disability Agenda of the UK

  1. 1. The Disability Agenda A Project of the Disability Rights Commission – UK Presenter, Scott Rains http://claimid.com/srains
  2. 2. From the Foreword <ul><li>This Agenda’s central proposition is that a sustainable future for Britain demands levels of prosperity and productivity that can only be achieved if everyone is empowered to play an active part. </li></ul>
  3. 3. From the Foreword <ul><li>This is an agenda for all those who live in poverty, who have little control or choice in their lives, who are victims of abuse or live in fear, who needlessly suffer poor health and die prematurely, whose life chances are constrained by poor educational opportunities, who live in poor housing, and who never get the chance to show what they can do. </li></ul>
  4. 4. From the Foreword <ul><li>It is also an agenda for all who believe that Britain can do better than maintain millions of its citizens in such conditions, recognising that otherwise we all pay. </li></ul><ul><li>When disabled people contribute to families, communities and wider society, everyone benefits. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sir Bert Massie CBE Chairman Disability Rights Commission </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Pillars of Institutional Activity <ul><li>The Equality Act 2006, which established the CEHR, identified three pillars of institutional activity – human rights, equality and good relations. </li></ul><ul><li>1) Adoption by the CEHR and governments of human rights principles – freedom, respect and dignity – as the value base for their work. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Pillars of Institutional Activity <ul><li>2) The strategic enforcement of equality and human rights law. The reform of existing anti-discrimination law to achieve a clearer, simpler and fairer legislative framework, including an SEA that builds on the positive features of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), and the introduction of new laws on social rights, such as independent living. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Pillars of Institutional Activity <ul><li>3) The promotion of cultural change through the use of ‘good relations’ powers, evidence-based communications campaigns, and partnership with governments to promote disabled people’s participation in public life. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Disability Agenda: Priority 1 <ul><li>Promoting a culture of equality and human rights </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The key objectives of an effective reform agenda are: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Adoption by the CEHR and governments of human rights principles – freedom, respect and dignity – as the value base for their work. </li></ul><ul><li>The strategic enforcement of equality and human rights law. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Disability Agenda: Priority 1 <ul><li>The reform of existing anti-discrimination law to achieve a clearer, simpler and fairer legislative framework, including an SEA that builds on the positive features of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), and the introduction of new laws on social rights, such as independent living. </li></ul><ul><li>The promotion of cultural change through the use of ‘good relations’ powers, evidence-based communications campaigns, and partnership with governments to promote disabled people’s participation in public life. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Disability Agenda: Priority 2 <ul><li>Bringing an end to child poverty </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The key objectives of an effective reform agenda are to: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deliver family-focused policy and services that provide genuine pathways out of – and resilience to – poverty. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mitigate the additional costs that prevent many families affected by disability from achieving a decent standard of living. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extend the range and affordability of flexible and part-time working opportunities so that more parents can enter and remain in the labour market. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce ‘in-work’ poverty. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Disability Agenda: Priority 3 <ul><li>Increasing life chances through learning and skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The key objectives of an effective reform agenda are to: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provide the best start in life – from early years through to leaving school. </li></ul><ul><li>Deliver a better transition to adulthood – transforming the life chances of young disabled people by retaining more of them in learning. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Disability Agenda: Priority 3 <ul><li>Engage more disabled people of all ages in education to equip them with the skills necessary to enter or re-enter the workforce. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure sufficient retraining opportunities for disabled people where ageing or acquiring an impairment or health condition changes their employment circumstances. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Disability Agenda: Priority 3 <ul><li>Enable disabled adults to renew and refresh their skills to gain employment and progress in their careers. </li></ul><ul><li>Create more opportunities for disabled people to gain skills for independent living, active citizenship and participation in community life. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Disability Agenda: Priority 4 <ul><li>Ending poverty and widening employment opportunity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The key objectives of an effective reform agenda are to: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Root out employment discrimination and reduce disability disadvantage. </li></ul><ul><li>Secure the practical support disabled people require to improve their employment prospects. </li></ul><ul><li>Enable disabled people to ‘get on’ in employment, including more disabled people in high profile and senior jobs. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Disability Agenda: Priority 4 <ul><li>Promote the retention of disabled people in employment. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that reforms of the welfare state are consistent with the goal of promoting equality of opportunity for disabled people and their families, including adequate incomes for those judged unable fully to sustain themselves economically through employment. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Disability Agenda: Priority 5 <ul><li>Increasing democratic participation and active citizenship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The objectives for an effective reform agenda are to: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Set and meet ambitious targets for the participation of disabled people in civic, public and community life. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Disability Agenda: Priority 5 <ul><li>Remove disincentives and barriers to participation and provide individual support. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage and nurture leadership. </li></ul><ul><li>Recognise and reward participation. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Disability Agenda: Priority 6 <ul><li>Developing a social care system fit for the future </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The key objectives of an effective reform agenda are to: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Extend the choice and control that individuals are able to exert over their support services. </li></ul><ul><li>Set national frameworks of minimum entitlements to social care. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Disability Agenda: Priority 6 <ul><li>Incentivise services that support people to live in their own homes and to participate in public life. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that everyone is treated with dignity and respect. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Disability Agenda: Priority 7 <ul><li>Tackling health inequalities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The key objectives of an effective reform agenda are to: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Include improved health outcomes for disabled people in mainstream health targets and standards. </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce inequalities through commissioning and targeting. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Disability Agenda: Priority 7 <ul><li>Transform service cultures and staff attitudes. </li></ul><ul><li>Meet people’s health needs wherever they live and whatever social support they receive. </li></ul><ul><li>Deliver health services that support social inclusion of families. </li></ul><ul><li>Meet the requirements of the DDA. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Disability Agenda: Priority 8 <ul><li>Meeting the future housing challenge in England and Wales </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The key objectives of an effective reform agenda are to: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ensure that the housing requirements, aspirations and experiences of disabled people are reflected in national, regional and local policy. </li></ul><ul><li>Increase the supply and efficient use of accessible housing. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Disability Agenda: Priority 8 <ul><li>Improve housing standards, conditions and life chances. </li></ul><ul><li>Maximise housing choice for disabled people across all tenures. </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce the incidence of homelessness. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Disability Agenda: Priority 9 <ul><li>Meeting the future housing challenge in Scotland </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The key objectives of an effective reform agenda are to: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reflect the housing aspirations and experiences of individuals and families affected by disability in national policy. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure Scotland’s housing market is fit for purpose to meet the demands of an ageing society. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Disability Agenda: Priority 9 <ul><li>Prevent disabled people from being disproportionately forced into homelessness or insecure accommodation. </li></ul><ul><li>Improve the overall standard of housing in Scotland, as a means of improving the life chances of citizens affected by disability. </li></ul><ul><li>Afford disabled people the same degree of choice in their housing options as other citizens. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Disability Agenda: Priority 10 <ul><li>Building stronger, safer communities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The key objectives for an effective reform agenda are to: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Achieve good relations between disabled people and other citizens. </li></ul><ul><li>Inform and empower disabled people and enable them to contribute to safer, stronger communities. </li></ul><ul><li>Achieve seamless justice (from the neighbourhoods to the courts), including a competent, effective and confident civil and criminal justice system, able to serve disabled people effectively. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Resources <ul><li>The Disability Agenda Online: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://disabilitydebate.org/default.aspx </li></ul></ul>

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