Tackling Disabling Practices: Co-production and Change

Here’s an interesting blog piece written by one of our partners in the NDTi, Sue Turner

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In this blog Sue Turner discusses a  three year research project by the Norah Fry Research Centre, School of Policy Studies in partnership with Disability Rights UK

The Equalities Act 2010 requires public sector organisations to put reasonable adjustments in place for disabled people, so that they will not be disadvantaged when accessing services. Unfortunately we know that this does not always happen. Why is this and what can be done about it?

Broadly, these are the questions the ‘Tackling Disabling Practices’ project is trying to answer, recognising that top down policies do not always work, and using different theories of change to understand what is happening. The project is big, consisting of five different strands through which questions about what leads to change at a practice level can be asked, and crucially how disabled people are involved in, and are part of making change happen.

Briefly the strands are:

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