We want to help create a world where there are no barriers for disabled people. We want communities and individuals, to view disabled people with equal respect and appreciation within society and within the law.
There are 13.9 million disabled people in the UK. We want to help create a world where there are no barriers for disabled people. We want communities and individuals to view disabled people with equal respect and appreciation within society and within the law.
One of the main goals of the Disability Law Service is to increase access to justice for disabled people so that barriers (e.g. physically inaccessible courtrooms or lack of sign language interpreters) and injustices, including welfare and benefit cuts, ensure disabled people are fully heard and can participate in all aspects of our legal justice system.
At the DLS, we are supported by a strong community of people with a shared vision of equality and access to justice.
We provide practical, legal advice and support to those in need, often relying on legal aid and donations. We do this through our helpline, our case work, our in-person advice meetings, online factsheets and guides, all to support disabled people seek help and inform them of their rights under UK law.
We have fought over the years to enforce the rights of disabled children and championed the support needed to help parents of disabled children receive adequate care and funding.
We campaign relentlessly to create a fairer society. Through our policy work, we want to use our collective power to change attitudes, end injustice and inequality, and ensure society treats disabled people with equal respect, so that they achieve independence and support within their home, workplace, and community.