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Disability Action Plan

forgoodnesssake Community member Posts: 487 Pioneering
A bit surprised not to find any mention of this on Scope webpage or community: so here it is https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/disability-action-plan-2023-to-2024#documents


  • Hannah_Scope
    Hannah_Scope Posts: 5,985 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you for sharing with the community @forgoodnesssake :) Hoping to read through it asap! 
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  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,560 Scope online community team
    Strange, I shared this over a week ago!
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  • WhatThe
    WhatThe Posts: 520 Connected

    The plan is to reduce the 'Disability-Employment Gap' by removing welfare benefits from sick and disabled people and awarding JSA instead. 
    Major changes to reassessments were introduced in 2016, suspended in 2017 and during lockdown but will now be implemented in any benefit review.   
  • WhatThe
    WhatThe Posts: 520 Connected

    A Disability Action Plan has been in place every year since 2007
  • forgoodnesssake
    forgoodnesssake Community member Posts: 487 Pioneering
    I think the point about this latest one, or at least why it was brought to my attention, is the increased focus on Assistive Technology (which is actually anything that assists...not just computers or electronic tele stuff!) and the need to ensure that AAC (alternative & augmentative communication) is properly accounted for.
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,979 Disability Gamechanger
    How are you feeling about this at the moment @forgoodnesssake:)
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