The Disability Unit at the Cabinet Office is developing a National Strategy for Disabled People. Publication is planned for Spring 2021.

To help the government with understanding the barriers that disabled people face and what it may need to focus upon to improve the lives of disabled people, they need to hear about your views and know more about your experiences.

This survey will ask about your life experiences either as a disabled person, a carer or parent or as someone who has an interest in disability issues.

See UK Government Disability Survey here:

https://disabilityunit.citizenspace.com/cabinet-office/ukdisabilitysurvey/

It asks for your opinion about attitudes and abuse and is aimed at carers, the general public and disabled people – please circulate across your networks.

Many people have had big changes in their lives as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and there will be an opportunity at the end of the survey to state if your life has changed notably due to COVID-19, and in what ways. However, please answer other questions thinking about yourself, your own experiences and your current situation.

Contact: Stakeholder Insight, Disability Unit, Cabinet Office

The survey will be open until 23 April 2021. Responses received before 13 February 2021 will inform the development of the National Strategy, while those received after this date used to inform its delivery.

What if I am unable to fill in the survey and want to share my views another way?

The Government have made it easy for you to tell them that a parent, carer or any other person is supporting you. There is a box to let them know that someone is supporting you with filling in the form.

If you are unable to complete this survey but would like to contribute your views on the National Strategy, please submit a statement of no more than 250 words to [email protected].

What if I want to fill in the survey but need some help?

The Government support team can help, you can contact them here at [email protected].

If you would like this form in a different format including braille email [email protected]. If you are blind or partially sighted and are having difficulty filling in the online survey email the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) for advice or support at [email protected]