Recruitment launched for disability experts to advise Government – GOV.UK

We use some essential cookies to make this website work.
We’d like to set additional cookies to understand how you use GOV.UK, remember your settings and improve government services.
We also use cookies set by other sites to help us deliver content from their services.
You can change your cookie settings at any time.
Departments, agencies and public bodies
News stories, speeches, letters and notices
Detailed guidance, regulations and rules
Reports, analysis and official statistics
Consultations and strategy
Data, Freedom of Information releases and corporate reports
The Government’s Disability Unit is recruiting disability experts in the East of England and Yorkshire and the Humber to be chairs of its Regional Stakeholder Network.
They will take the lead in amplifying the voices of disabled people and disability organisations in their regions, and advising the Government on key issues such as transport, housing and employment.
Chairs are independent of government and selected based on their understanding of concerns specific to their area, their expertise in disability policy and its effects at grassroots level.
Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, Tom Pursglove MP, said:
“Disabled people and their organisations know best the key issues impacting upon them. We want to ensure our support extends, and is tailored, across every region of the country.
“I urge anyone with the right expertise and skill to apply to be a chair in our Regional Stakeholder Network. By working together, we can ensure that the everyday problems that matter most to people are solved for good.”
Today’s announcement follows the appointment of seven other new chairs in December. The Regional Stakeholder Network was set up in 2020 to help Government reach out to disabled people across England.
If you are interested in becoming a member of your local Regional Stakeholder Network, please contact your local regional chair via the Disability Unit. You should be interested in the issues facing people with disabilities but you do not have to be a disabled person to become a member.
Notes to editors:
The chairs already appointed are:
Sharing will open the page in a new tab
Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.
To help us improve GOV.UK, we’d like to know more about your visit today. We’ll send you a link to a feedback form. It will take only 2 minutes to fill in. Don’t worry we won’t send you spam or share your email address with anyone.


Leave a Comment