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The Disability Rights Taskforce aims to remove inequalities experienced by disabled people in society, beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

In July 2021, the Disability Equality Forum published the ‘Locked Out: Liberating Disabled People’s Lives and Rights in Wales beyond COVID-19’ report

The report highlights inequalities experienced by disabled people in society, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic.

A part of the Welsh Government’s response to the report was to establish the Disability Rights Taskforce.

To address the issues highlighted in the report, the Taskforce works collaboratively with:

  • people with lived experience and expertise
  • disabled people’s organisations
  • Welsh Government policy leads
  • other interested bodies/organisations

Our work is based on a common understanding of the Social Model of Disability, human rights, lived experience and co-production.

Priority areas

Our priority areas of work are: 

  1. embedding and understanding of the Social Model of Disability (across Wales)
  2. access to services (including communications and technology)
  3. independent living: social care
  4. independent living: health
  5. travel
  6. employment and income
  7. affordable and accessible housing
  8. children and young people
  9. access to justice
  10. wellbeing (as a workshop)

The Taskforce will consider the key recommendations required to achieve improvements for disabled children and adults in Wales, which the Welsh Government, wider public services and disabled people will work together to deliver on.