Decision details

"Nothing About Disabled People Without Disabled People": Report Of The Disabled People's Commission

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Final report of the resident-led commission for disabled people


1.1.       The DPC has engaged with council officers from across service areas to help inform and shape its recommendations and its meetings have been attended by the Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care.


1.2.       Cabinet is asked to consider and discuss the DPC’s recommendations as below and agree these in advance of the development of an implementation plan.


1.3.       The DPC’s recommendations are as below.


                  (a)        The Council implements a human rights approach to its policy and service development, using the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as the framework for change.


                  (b)        The Council adopts and implements a policy which commits it to working in co-production with Disabled residents.


                  (c)        The Council develops and implements an accessible communication strategy that promotes the development of co-production across the borough.


                  (d)        The Council, with a Co-production Hub, develops a co-production support strategy and resources the implementation of this to skill up and build the capacity of Disabled residents, local Disabled people’s organisations, staff and councillors to participate in the co-production of policy and service development.


                  (e)        The Council co-produces a quality assurance and social and economic value framework which defines the values, behaviours and characteristics of all service providers and organisations funded or commissioned by the Council.


                   (f)        The Council analyses existing financial expenditure and resources for all co-production, engagement and consultation activities with Disabled residents with a view to reconfiguring this to develop a co-production budget.


                  (g)        Recognising their unique role, values, and authentic voice, the Council works with Hammersmith & Fulham’s Disabled people’s organisations and their networks to identify and agree a long-term funding strategy which will ensure that local Disabled residents’ rights are upheld, inclusion and equality advanced, and Disabled residents can lead on co-production.


                  (h)        The Council monitors and evaluates the implementation of the recommendations and associated co-production work to evidence the impact and share learning within and beyond Hammersmith and Fulham.


                    (i)        The Council gives early consideration to co-production of specific policy areas, notably independent living, Disabled people’s housing, transition to adulthood and the town hall redevelopment.


Report author: Peter Smith

Publication date: 06/12/2017

Date of decision: 04/12/2017

Decided at meeting: 04/12/2017 - Cabinet

Effective from: 11/12/2017

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