Our policy and influencing

Focusing on three main areas — education, employment and independent living — we use data, evidence and insight to influence government, elected officials and key decision makers.

We also provide advice and expertise on disability while working with disabled people to make sure policy development and implementation processes have disabled people’s voices at their core.

We respond to government consultations and take part in parliamentary select committee inquiries by providing written and oral evidence and engage with All Party Parliamentary Groups.

Our partnerships

We know we can’t do this alone so we work with consortiums such as the Disability Benefits Consortium and the Bond Disability and Development Group and donors such as the Department for International Development and the European Union.

At a global level we also work with the UN and a number of international agencies such as the International Labour Organisation, UNESCO, UNICEF and the World Bank to make sure that disabled people are included in the global development agenda and their rights are respected.