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Developing Countries: Disability

Department for International Development written question – answered on 24th October 2019.

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Photo of Virendra Sharma Virendra Sharma Labour, Ealing, Southall

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to integrate a life cycle approach that reaches older women and men into its work to help disabled people.

Photo of Andrew Murrison Andrew Murrison Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

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.

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