The vision of the Accessible Britain Challenge is for communities to become more inclusive and accessible by engaging and working with disabled people to remove barriers that get in the way of them being full and active contributors in their community.
In September 2014 the Government published updates on its disability strategy and documents showing the progress that has been made.
On 26 February 2014, the EHRC announced that the Disability Committee will end as a formal statutory committee in 2017.
On 21 February 2014, the Court of Appeal ruled that the Government’s new housing benefit regulations are lawful.
‘Closing the Gap: priorities for essential change in mental health’ was published on 20 January 2014.
On 6 November 2013, the Court of Appeal upheld a legal challenge by five disabled people against the Government’s decision to close the Independent Living Fund.
In July 2013, the EHRC formally proposed that it replaces its statutory disability committee with a new, high level strategic advisory group.
The Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee will be retained to advise the Department for Transport on accessibility issues relating to disabled people.
On 28 February 2013, the Mental Health (Discrimination) Act 2013 became law.
On 13 March 2013, the EHRC intervened in a Judicial Review at the High Court into the abolition of the Independent Living Fund, a move which affects 20,000 disabled people.