As a national charity with a wide range of service users, we seek to engage with government legislation and policy to ensure that the issues facing disabled people are properly addressed. These updates are designed to highlight current changes to policy and legislation across the sector, to our staff, supporters and volunteers.

The Disabilities Trust is a member of the Care and Support Alliance (CSA) and the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG). We regularly engage with politicians through our services and this is often with the intention of influencing policy and practice at a local or national level.

Contact campaigns@thedtgroup.org for more information about how you can work with us to seek change.

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Policy and Campaigns update September 2017

08 September 2017

A round-up of news and research from across the health and social care sector in July and August, including a look ahead at the Trust's political activities in the autumn.

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Policy and Campaigns update July 2017

05 July 2017

A round-up of news and research from across the health and social care sector in June and early July, including a look at the results of the general election and the outcome of a CQC consultation exercise.

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Policy and Campaigns update May 2017

23 May 2017

A round-up of news and research from across the health and social care sector in April and early May, including a look ahead at the general election and results of the local and metropolitan mayor elections.

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Policy and Campaigns update April 2017

13 April 2017

An overview of The Disabilities Trust’s recent policy and campaigns work, covering our activities in March and a round-up of news and research from across the health and social care sector.

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Policy and Campaigns update March 2017

10 March 2017

An overview of The Disabilities Trust’s recent policy and campaigns work, covering our activities in February and a round-up of news and research from across the health and social care sector.

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Policy and Campaigns update February 2017

06 February 2017

An overview of the Trust’s recent policy and campaigns work, covering our activities in January and a round-up of news and research from across the health and social care sector

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The Disabilities Trust calls for Government action

11 January 2017

Our Chief Executive Irene Sobowale has added her voice to a letter to Prime Minister Theresa May, calling for a cross-party long-term solution to the current crisis in health and social care funding.

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Policy and Campaigns Update 2016

30 December 2016

A look back at the Disabilities Trust's policy and campaigns activities in 2016 including political visits, consultation responses, action on social care funding and the latest news on the BINI.

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Policy and Campaigns update December 2016

08 December 2016

An overview of the Trust’s recent policy and campaigns work, covering our activities in November and a round-up of news and research from across the health and social care sector.

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Policy and Campaigns update November 2016

09 November 2016

An overview of the Trust’s recent policy and campaigns work, covering our activities in October and a round-up of news and research from across the health and social care sector.

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