UK Disability Survey

Closed 23 Apr 2021

Opened 15 Jan 2021


The Disability Unit at the Cabinet Office is developing a National Strategy for Disabled People. Publication is planned for Spring 2021.

To help the government with understanding the barriers that disabled people face and what it may need to focus upon to improve the lives of disabled people, we need to hear about your views and know more about your experiences.

This survey will ask about your life experiences either as a disabled person, a carer or parent or as someone who has an interest in disability issues.

Many people have had big changes in their lives as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and there will be an opportunity at the end of the survey to state if your life has changed notably due to COVID-19, and in what ways. However, please answer other questions thinking about yourself, your own experiences and your current situation.

The survey will be open until 23 April 2021. Responses received before 28 February 2021 will inform the development of the National Strategy, while those received after this date used to inform its delivery.

This form should take you around 20 to 30 minutes to complete and can be saved as you progress. You will be routed through the questionnaire based on the answers you provide.

Important notes for those using screen readers and other assistive technology:

  • An asterisk (*) indicates a required question and we suggest you check information below the question using the arrow keys.
  • The experience will be better on a computer rather than a mobile device.
  • We recommend using a grid with maps for questions with multiple radio buttons as this is the only option for the Voice Control user.

The Survey is also available in other formats:

You can fill in your responses online or email your responses to

What if I am unable to fill in the survey and want to share my views another way?

We have made it easy for you to tell us that a parent, carer or any other person is supporting you. There is a box to let us know that someone is supporting you with filling in the form.

If you are unable to complete this survey but would like to contribute your views on the National Strategy, please submit a statement of no more than 250 words to or post your thoughts to the Disability Unit Cabinet Office,10 Victoria Street, Westminster SW1H 0NB.

What if I want to fill in the survey but need some help?

Our support team can help, you can contact them here at

If you would like this form in a different format including braille email If you are blind or partially sighted and are having difficulty filling in the online survey email the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) for advice or support at

What will you do with my data?

If you respond as an individual, organisation or carer, we will treat your data in the same way.

  • We collect your views in digital and non-digital format.
  • Your data is treated as confidential and anonymous.
  • Your personal data, once analysed is disposed of securely.
  • We aim to have the analysis phase completed within 12 months.
  • All information is used and held under Articles 13 and 14 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The full guidance on GDPR can be accessed here.

Privacy Notice

The privacy notice is aimed at helping you make informed decisions about how you wish your privacy and data to be handled by the Cabinet Office. Please read the Privacy Notice before you begin the consultation.