DWP report on ‘Building a deeper understanding of disability in the UK today’

On 13 February 2013 the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) published ‘Fulfilling Potential: Building a deeper understanding of disability in the UK today’.

The aims of this report are:

  • to provide an analysis of the current evidence on disability in the UK to inform the development of the next stage of work on Fulfilling Potential – the development of actions, outcomes and indicators
  • to inform public understanding and prompt debate about disability and the issues faced by disabled people
  • to raise awareness, drive a change in attitudes and support an increase in commitment to improving the lives of disabled people in the UK today

The main document is structured in two parts:

  • Part 1 provides analysis of the number of disabled people in the UK as well as looking at the way disability develops over the life course and at the fluctuating nature of disability.
  • Part 2 focuses on the lives of disabled people by looking at trends in outcomes and barriers to taking part in different areas of life.

The evidence is structured around the Fulfilling Potential: Next Steps themes of early intervention; choice and control and inclusive communities.

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