Our coronavirus policy work in the UK

How we're continuing to support disabled people in the UK during the coronavirus crisis.

We want to know your views

We want to understand how coronavirus, and the measures in place to tackle and prevent the spread of the virus, are impacting on the lives of disabled people in the UK. Tell us about your experiences by taking the survey and help shape our work in response to coronavirus.

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We support individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose. As well as providing social care, including supported living and registered care homes, we deliver skills training programmes and advice.

Drawing on the experiences of disabled people, our policy work aims to break down barriers, such as accessing employment, benefits and social care. This page details our policy work in response to coronavirus, to ensure disabled people’s needs are considered and met during the current crisis. 

Social care

The social care sector plays a vital role in supporting disabled people through a range of services. These include day support, supported living, and care homes. The sector is needed more than ever to continue to support those that need it during the coronavirus crisis. 

Our policy briefing outlines our recommendations for how to best support disabled people and staff in the social care sector.

Employment and benefits

As part of the Disability Benefits Consortium we’ve joined over 100 disability groups in calling for a comprehensive package of support for disabled people and those with long-term health conditions.

Read our Employment policy briefing (PDF — 136KB)