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Improving the life chances of disabled people

A joint report with Department of Work and Pensions, Department of Health, Department for Education and Skills, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

  • Document type:
    Publication
  • Author:
    Cabinet Office - Prime Minister's Strategy Unit, Department of Work and Pensions, Department of Health, Department for Education and Skills, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
  • Published date:
    20 January 2005
  • Primary audience:
    Carers,Disabled people,Human resources and training,Parents,Professionals,Voluntary sector
  • Gateway reference:
    2005
  • Pages:
    216
  • Copyright holder:
    Crown

The report proposes that the Government should set an ambitious vision for improving the life chances of disabled people. Future strategy for disabled people should seek to realise this vision through practical measures in four key areas. Firstly by helping disabled people to achieve independent living, secondly by improving support for families with young disabled children, thirdly by facilitating a smooth transition into adulthood and fourthly by improving support and incentives for getting and staying in employment. The strategy will be driven forward by a new Office for Disability Issues reporting to the Minister for Disabled People.

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