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Statement on the government's new disability plan

Our chief executive has reacted to the publication of the Disability Action Plan by the government's Disability Unit and Equality Hub.

5th February 2024

The government has published its new Disability Action Plan, setting out the actions it will take in 2024 to improve the lives of disabled people.

Following its publication, Tim Hollingsworth, our chief executive and disability and access ambassador for sport and physical activity, has issued the following statement.

"The publication of the government’s Disability Action Plan is timely and an important moment for disabled people in England.

"The plan outlined today sets out a broad approach and includes a number of necessary actions that will go some way to improving the lives of disabled people in this country.

"There is, of course, no silver bullet that will solve all of the problems facing disabled people overnight, but today’s publication represents a milestone for everyone who cares about tackling inequality and removing the barriers disabled people face on a daily basis.

"I also support plans to explore hosting the 2031 Special Olympics World Summer Games.

"As an event it is both important as the pinnacle event for athletes with intellectual disabilities across the world and inspiring and uplifting for everyone who attends or is involved. I am eager to explore the tangible benefits that could come from this."

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