Independent living – Welsh Government assessment

Progress assessment

Limited progress

There have been legal or policy changes to improve human rights protections but very limited evidence of sustained improvements in the enjoyment of human rights on this issue

Changes to the legal and policy framework are welcome and include transport, housing, social care, and an updated action plan on independent living. But a lack of data makes it difficult to assess the impact of these changes in removing barriers to disabled people’s full participation in society. The available evidence shows that disabled people in Wales continue to face a number of barriers to the right to live independently as part of the community on an equal basis with others, such as a shortage of accessible homes. The coronavirus pandemic could make these problems worse.

Read more about the UK and Welsh Governments’ actions on independent living.

The assessment was made based on the evidence available up to 15/09/2020