Disability Strategy consultation

Closed 23 Feb 2023

Opened 1 Dec 2022

Results updated 24 Apr 2023

Disability strategy - Slide pack



We want to write a new strategy that sets out what we will do to support people with learning disabilities, sensory impairment and physical disabilities over the next four years to help them to live the best life they can. This new strategy will cover:

  • adults over the age of 18
  • people with a learning disability
  • people with a sensory impairment. This means sight and/ or hearing loss
  • people with a physical disability including brain injury

At the moment it doesn’t include disabilities such as mental health and autism alone as we have separate strategies in these areas.

We want the strategy to tell us:

  • How things are being done now
  • How people feel about things now
  • What we need to do in the future to make things better

Why your views matter

We want to know what you think to help us to make sure we get things right for people with disabilities.

In this consultation we ask whether or not you agree that the proposed commitments are the right ones, and if there is anything else you would like to see included.

All feedback received will be reviewed and used to inform the final version of the Disability Strategy.

To listen to an audio version of the consultation, please click on the video below



If you require this consultation in a large print hard copy or would like to answer the questions by telephone instead of online, please contact Disabilitystrategy@essex.gov.uk.

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