Jane is an active Crossbench Peer. She is Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Disability Group with Anne McGuire MP.
Jane has a long history of parliamentary lobbying for disabled people’s civil and human rights. She is particularly active in creating structures which encourage disabled people from all sectors of society to take control of their lives and influence positive political and social change. Since joining the House of Lords in 2007, Jane has chaired two expert panels on Welfare Reform and Independent Living for the Government’s Department of Work and Pensions (DWP).
She was a member of the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee on Human Rights between 2010 – 2012, and a member of the House of Lords Appointments Commission 2008 – 2013. Jane was a Commissioner at the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) from 2006 – 2009 and a Commissioner of the Disability Rights Commission (DRC) from its inception in 2000.