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Briefings and submissions

Disability Rights UK briefings, responses and submissions in subject order

We are disabled people leading change, working for equal participation for all - See Our priorities for 2016-19

1. All aspects of our work

2. Independent living: getting a life

3. Career opportunities – getting work, education and skills

4. Influencing public attitudes and behaviours

1. All aspects of our work

2016

Our response to the JCHR on the rights implications of Brexit - October 2016

2. Independent living: getting a life

Benefits

2016

Our response to the Ministry of Justice consultation on assisted digital strategy, online conviction and statutory fixed fines - 29 November 2016

Our response to the Ministry of Justice Consultation on panel composition in tribunals - 29 November 2016

ESA WRAG cut briefing - 17 November 2016

Our response to Self-sufficient local government: 100% Business Rates Retention consultation - 26 September 2016

Our response to the PIP second independent review call for evidence - 16 September 2016

Disability Rights UK submission to National Audit Office study: Benefit Sanctions - June 2016

PIP reform briefing - 18 March 2016

2015

Our submission for the Parliamentary review on the proposed £30 week cut to ESA - 13 November 2015

Submission to the Work and Welfare Reform Bill scrutiny committee in respect of the amendments laid as of 8 October 2015 - October 2015

Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Joint briefing on support for housing costs for 18-21 year olds - October 2015

Our response to the Welfare to Work Inquiry - September 2015

2014

Disability Rights UK submission to the Work and Pensions Select Committee Inquiry into benefits sanctions policy - October 2014

Fifth independent review of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) response - August 2014

2013

Fourth independent review of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) response - September 2013

Response to the Social Security Advisory Committee on the Housing Benefit and Universal Credit (Size Criteria)(Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2013 - October 2013

2012

Public Accounts Committee Contract management of medical services: oral evidence. - November 2012

Department for Work and Pensions Mandatory consideration of revision before appeal. Our response. - September 2012

Social Security Advisory Committee Universal credit and related regulations. Our submission. - July 2012

Department for Work and Pensions PIP: completing the detailed design. Our response. - July 2012

Department for Work and Pensions Independence Payment: assessment criteria and thresholds. Our response. - May 2012

Harrington review - year one, two and three responses

2011

Department for Communities and Local Government Localising Support for council tax. Our response. - October 2011

Department for Work and Pensions Disability Living Allowance Reform. Our submission (by Disability Alliance). - February 2011

Care and support

2016

Evidence on Adult social care to the Select Committee for Communities and Local Government – August 2016

2015

No Voice Unheard, No Rights Ignored response - June 2015

Transfer of Independent Living Fund recipients - FOIs regarding LA intentions and what is happening in your area - April 2015

Joint review of health and care sector investment in Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise organisations - March 2015

2014

Care Act Guidance and Regulations Response - August 2014

Briefing on the closure of the Independent Living Fund (ILF) - April 2014

2012

Department for Work and Pensions Extending the Right to Control pilots – our response. - October 2012

Department for Work and Pensions The future of the independent living fund. Our response. - October 2012

Office for Disability Issues Fulfilling Potential: working together to empower disabled people. All responses. - March 2012

Draft Care and Support Bill responses and briefings

Health

2015

Consultation Questions on Voluntary Sector Investment Programme - November 2015

VCSE Review consultation response - November 2015

2014

Next Steps towards Primary Care Co-Commissioning - feedback - 2014

NHS Standard Contract consultation response - September 2014

Commissioning VCS paper - 2014

2013

LINks good practice online resources - May 2013

Commissioning a People Powered NHS – feedback to guidance on individual and collective involvement duties - May 2013

Department of Health: Strengthening the NHS constitution: our response - January 2013

2012

health and social care reforms at a glance – November 2012

Department for Health: NHS Draft Mandate – our response. - October 2012

Department of Health: No decision about us without us – patients and the public as partners in health improvement. Guidance on collective involvement duty for clinical commissioning groups. Our response. - October 2012

Sport and leisure

2015

Our response to the new strategy for sport consultation - October 2015

3. Career opportunities – getting work, education and skills

Education

2015

Our response to Outcome Based Success Measures: The Next Stage - December 2015

Response to BIS consultation onthe Disabled Students’ Allowance – September 2015

Response to the guidance on Disabled Student Allowance from Disability Rights UK – January 2015

2014

Our response to Outcome based success measures for adult further education - October 2014

Special educational needs and disability data descriptors consultation response - September 2014

Response to Future Development of Loans in Further Education – August 2014

2013

Response to consultation on Draft 0-25 Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice, Draft Regulations and Transitional Arrangements - December 2013. See Government's response.

Shared Briefing for the Lords Report Stage of the Children and Families Bill - December 2013

Children and Families Bill briefing - second reading in Lords - 2 July 2013

Disability Rights UK response to the Business, Innovation and Skills call for evidence on the review of targeted support for Higher Education students - May 2013

A briefing on the Children and Families Bill/ SEN and LDA reform - January 2013

2012

Education Select Committee Pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Children and Families Bill: our submission - November 2012

Evidence relating to Part 3 Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities - November 2012

Department for Education Support and Aspiration: a new approach to special educational needs and disability – progress and next steps. Our response. - May 2012

Evidence relating to Part 3 Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities - March 2012

2011

Department for Education Response to Support and Aspiration: A New Approach to Special Educational Needs and Disability - July 2011

Department for Education Support and Aspiration: a new approach to special educational needs and disability – progress and next steps. Our response. - May 2011

Skills

2015

Making Community: The Wider Role of Makerspaces in Public Life - December 2015

Closing the disability skills gap (January 2015) is a summary based on two Disability Rights UK reports

2014

Response to traineeship funding reform - August 2014

2013

Briefing on Careers guidance: Government action plan - September 2013

Work

2016

Disability Rights UK briefing statement on the DWP green paper: “Improving Lives” - November 2016

Disability Rights UK submission to the Work and Pensions Select Committee Inquiry into halving the disability employment gap - May 2016

2015

Our response to the Welfare to Work Inquiry - September 2015

Response to the consultation on preventing misuse of the term ‘apprenticeships’ in relation to unauthorised training response form - August 2015

2014

Disability Rights UK submission to the Work and Pensions Select Committee Inquiry into Access to Work - June 2014

2013

DWP Commissioning Strategy – Welfare to Work Outcomes and Services - September 2013

4. Influencing public attitudes and behaviours

Human rights

2015

Supplementary Submission to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Equality Act 2010 and Disability - September 2015

2012

Press portrayal of disabled people: a rise in hostility fuelled by austerity? - September 2012

Home Office Repeal of enforcement provisions in the Equality Act 2010. Disability Charities Consortium’s response. - August 2012

Home Office Employer liability for harassment of employees by third parties. Disability Charities Consortium’s response - August 2012

Stopping hate crime

2013

Response to Law Commission consultation: Hate crime: the case for extending the existing offences – September 2013

Transport

2014

Disability Rights UK’s response to the Bus Conduct regulations consultation with regard to wheelchair access - December 2014 (see Government response)

2012

Department for Transport the abolition of the disabled persons’ transport advisory committee - September 2012