Our policy and research team works closely with businesses and disabled people and those with long-term conditions to gather evidence to effect meaningful change and to drive the disability inclusion agenda. Our unique position as the organisation that links disabled people, business, and Government enables us to gather original insight to inform independent inquiries as well as health, social, and economic policymaking.
It is core to our mission to provide pragmatic solutions that work for disabled people, business, and the wider economy and so our findings convert into practical business recommendations for change as well as evidence to inform Government policy development; a direct feedback loop on what works – and what doesn’t.
Our policy work includes the following:
- Responding to Government or other calls for evidence to inform a debate or Parliamentary session.
- Being an expert adviser to policymakers on aspects of disability, health, and employment.
- Contributing to guidance or information development on topics related to health and disability as it affects the UK economy.
- We are also part of various Government policy stakeholder groups, the Disability Charities Consortium, and we collaborate with disabled people’s organisations.
Our research underpins the policy positions we develop to ensure these are strongly rooted in a sound evidence base. We regularly undertake research on a wide range of business and disability related topics. Recent projects have included the following topics: workplace adjustments, accessible transport, supporting disability inclusion in small and medium sized businesses, and global disability inclusion practices.
Get in touch to get your organisation involved in influencing Government policy and business practices to enhance the lives of the UK’s millions of disabled people.
You can email our policy and research team for further information.