Independent Living Strategy

Information on the aims of the Independent Living Strategy


In July 2006, the Independent Living Review was set up to develop a five-year strategy for independent living. 

The aims of the strategy are that:

The strategy contributes towards the Government's work to ratify the United Nations Convention on Disability Rights. Read more on the UN Convention on Disability Rights.

Summary report

Full report

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As part of the consultation process, ODI held two consultation events in York and London during the summer of 2008 and invited written responses from the public. If you would like to see the notes from the consultation events, please send an email to

Summary of consultation responses

Equality Impact Assessment

Independent Living Strategy Government consultation response

Independent Living Scrutiny Group

The Government’s response to the consultation committed to the setting up of an Independent Living Scrutiny Group (ILSG). It also committed the ILSG to an important role in the monitoring of progress on the Strategy.

The ILSG’s remit is to report its views on progress on delivery of the ILS to Life Chances Ministers. Members of the Group have been selected on the basis of their expertise of independent living issues.

About the ILSG

ILSG Annual Report

Publication of Annual Reports by the ILSG will help to keep disabled people informed about progress on the ILS and the Government’s commitment to deliver equality for disabled people by 2025.

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