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A strategy to improve the lives of people with disabilities - 2012 to 2015


Northern Ireland Executive

Subject Keywords: People with disabilities
Topic: Health Inequalities
Health Inequalities
Type: Strategy
Region: Northern Ireland

The Executive's strategy acknowledges that people with disabilities deserve to be treated equally alongside those without disabilities. This Strategy acknowledges that women and children especially face particular challenges and have needs which have previously been overlooked.
The purpose of the Strategy is to:
  • Set out a high level policy framework to give coherence and guidance to Northern Ireland Departments’ activities across general and disability specific areas of policy,
  • Drive improved performance of service delivery leading to improved outcomes for persons with a disability,
  • Increase the understanding and importance of the needs of persons with a disability and ensure these needs are recognised when policy is developed or when implementing initiatives which impact on disabled people; and
  • Improve the opportunities



Rights: © Crown copyright
Suggested citation:

Northern Ireland Executive. (2013) A strategy to improve the lives of people with disabilities - 2012 to 2015 [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 22nd October 2019].


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