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Disability: Surveys

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN HL13519, tabled on 22 February 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what reasonable adjustments they have made to ensure that the timeline for disabled people to respond to the Cabinet Office Disability Unit’s National Strategy for Disabled People survey takes into account the extra time that it will take some respondents to complete the survey on account of their disability.

Answered on

5 March 2021

The Government is committed to transforming the lives of disabled people, and will publish the National Strategy for Disabled People this year. It will be informed by insights from the lived experience of disabled people, and will focus on the issues that disabled people say are most important across all aspects of life.

On Friday 15th January, we launched the online UK Disability Survey, which complements the range of engagement already undertaken and ongoing, including lived experience research with disabled people, discussions with the Disabled Charities Consortium, the Regional Stakeholder Networks and others. Contributions to the survey will feed not only into the development of the strategy but also its delivery.

The survey questions were also included in the Easy Read document published online on the survey page (link: The key findings and analysis of the survey will be published in due course.