Consultation on Equality and Disability Action Plans 2023-28

The six Health and Social Care Trusts in Northern Ireland have worked in partnership to develop new draft Equality and Disability Action Plans for 2023-28.

These draft equality and disability action plans outline the proposed actions to be taken forward by the Health and Social Care Trusts over the next 5 years to address Section 75 inequalities, and to promote positive attitudes towards people with a disability and to encourage participation in public life. The draft plans have been informed by an audit of inequalities and engagement with experts by experience and key stakeholders.

We are now seeking views on our draft Equality and Disability Action Plans and welcome your feedback regarding the potential impact of our proposed actions or how they could be improved. We are keen to hear from anyone – service users, carers, staff and trade unions and we value input from those with lived experience.

We are consulting for 16 weeks beginning 5 June 2023, all comments should be returned by 25 September 2023.

Consultation Documents

Consultation letter

Consultation Letter Easy Read

Draft Equality Action Plan

Draft Disability Action Plan

Audit of Inequalities

You can provide your feedback on the draft plans by completing the consultation proforma by clicking this link.

Alternatively we welcome your views in any format. Please contact the Equality Team on 07971322028 or

You can write to the Equality Team at The Sidings, Building 1, Antrim Street, Lisburn, BT28 3AJ