Government announces the creation of the Fulfilling Potential Forum

The Government, led by the DWP, has published its response to the Better Working with Disabled People consultation, which ran between July and October 2013. The response proposes the creation of a ‘Fulfilling Potential Forum’, to be chaired by Mike Penning and the Minister of State for Care and Support, Norman Lamb, which would begin meeting from April 2014 to discuss priorities and direction as set out in the department’s disability strategy, published last month. The forum will comprise a list of disability advisers who will work with disability directorates within departments to help inform policies across Government.