Cerebral Palsy Scotland has responded to the UK Government’s consultation on the Disability Action Plan 2023-24.
The proposed Disability Action Plan 2023-24 will set out the immediate action the UK Government is taking to improve disabled people’s lives.
Our response speaks to a range of issues raised in the consultation, including:
- The lack of specialist statutory services available to adults with cerebral palsy
- Supporting the proposal to create guidance for playground accessibility
- Supporting the need for increased disability inclusion in emergency planning and in resilience work. Our response highlighted the lack of inclusion or a joined-up approach to supporting disabled people and people with cerebral palsy during the Covid pandemic.
- Highlighting the need for a cerebral palsy register in the UK, to enable quick and effective identification of people with CP across the country in order to improve services for people with CP and for future emergency planning.
- Supporting the proposed Disability Enabled Badge scheme but to ensure the scheme does not become a ‘tick box’ exercise and has continuous learning and improvement built in.
- Supporting the inclusion of Frame Running in any multi-sport event.
- Welcoming the government’s plan to raise the profile of assistive technology.
- Ensuring the proposed SEND Improvement Plan references and includes children with physical disabilities.
- Improving transitions to adulthood for people with cerebral palsy, and highlighting the lack of services for people with cerebral palsy to transition into.