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The UK Government recognises that older people with disabilities experience a range of complex barriers and face multiple exclusions.
DFID’s Strategy for Disability Inclusive Development 2018-23 sets out our vision of a world where people with disabilities at all stages of their lives are engaged, empowered and able to exercise and enjoy their rights on an equal basis with others. The strategy takes a life-course approach, ensuring the delivery of transformative change for persons with disabilities of all ages.
DFID has taken important steps to meet this ambition, including supporting governments to make vital social protection systems more inclusive. For example, the UK has been proud to partner with the Government of Uganda over the last 10 years to deliver a Senior Citizen Grant, which includes support for over 70,000 older people with disabilities each year.