Britain Creates Disability Ombudsperson
The ODI [Office for Disability Issues] will have a cross-departmental brief and will support the work of a ministerial steering group from Work and Pensions, Health, Transport, Trade and Industry and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.
It will publish an annual report on progress made.
For many years disabled people have complained that support comes from a number of sources and is fragmented.
The ODI is an attempt to co-ordinate policy and ensure that disabled people themselves have a say in the decision-making process.
To this end, the National Forum for Organisations of Disabled People will be developed by the ODI and will support its work.
Minister for Disabled People Anne McGuire said the government had acted quickly to put one of the key recommendations from the Strategy Unit's report into action.