We use our experience and expertise across a range of interest areas to try and influence long-term, strategic change to improve the lives of our service users, those who can't necessarily access our core services (such as prisoners and those in the homeless community) along with their families and carers.

Consultation responses

We respond to government consultations relating to disability and acquired brain injury. Read some of our responses below:



  • Workforce: Recruitment, Training and Retention for health and social care (Health and Social Care Committee),
  • Improving Outcomes for Women in the Criminal Justice System (Public Accounts Committee),
  • Prisons Strategy White Paper (Justice Committee)
  • Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (VAWDVASV) (Welsh Government)


December - Adults with Complex Needs (NICE)

October - Smart Homes and Independent Living Call for Evidence (APPG for Assistive Technology)


July - Rehabilitation for Chronic Neurological Disorders including Traumatic Brain Injury (NICE)

June - Women's Health Strategy (Department of Health and Social Care)

May - Mental Health in Prison (Justice Committee)


March - Inclusivity Data Taskforce (Office of National Statistics) and CQC Strategy Consultation (Care Quality Commission)

January - Neurodiversity in the Criminal Justice System (HMPPS)


November - Workforce burnout and resilience in the NHS and social care (Health and Social Care Committee)

June - Domestic Abuse Bill Written Evidence (Public Bill Committee) and Social Care: Funding and Workforce (Health and Social Care Committee)


July - Overarching Principles: Sentencing Offenders with Mental Health Conditions or Disorders (The Sentencing Council)


September - Strengthening probation, building confidence(HMPPS)


March - WHSSC Revised Draft Commissioning Policies for Specialised Rehabilitation (Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee)

February - CQC 'Our next phase of regulation' Consultation(Care Quality Committee)


November - NICE Mental Health of Adults in contact with the Criminal Justice System (NICE)
September - Justice Select Committee Inquiry into Prison Reform (Justice Select Committee)
August - Communities & Local Government Committee Inquiry into the Financial Sustainability of LA Adult Social Care
June - NICE Physical Health in Prisons
February - Communities & Local Government Committee Inquiry into Homelessness
January - Impact on the Comprehensive Spending Review on Health and Social Care


November - Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty

If you have any questions about our influencing and policy work, please contact us at: foundation@thedtgroup.org

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