The government needs to carry out more research to ensure it has
adequate information on disability, according to a report out
today, writes Amy Taylor.
The study, carried out by the Department for Work and Pensions,
found that previous and existing research on disability did not
provide the government with enough information.
It states that a large scale survey looking at disabled
people’s social participation, employment, health and use of
services needed to take place together with a follow up survey of
the general population with a focus on disability.
The report concluded that further work needed to take place on
how best to undertake surveys with disabled children.
Meeting DWP’s Long-Term Information Needs on Disability
– A Feasibility Report from: www.dwp.gov.uk