Our Equality and Human Rights Framework: Learning Programme in North East – March and April 2018

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Date:  19 March and 23 April 2018
Location: Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4EP
Cost Free with a £50 refundable deposit

Want help using equality and human rights to achieve your organisation’s core purpose?

We have launched our Equality and Human Rights Framework – a free digital toolkit for voluntary and community sector organisations.

We’re looking for organisations in the North East to register for our Framework learning programme. This free series of workshops will explore how to use the Framework to integrate equality and human rights into your work.

The deadline for registration is  12 March 2018.

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Our Everyday Equality Project: User Design and Test Panel Workshop – 19 February 2018

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Date: 19 February 2018
Location: NCVO, 8 All Saints St, London N1 9RL
Cost Free 

Do you want to help improve the quality and quantity of discrimination advice in welfare benefits?

We’ve just launched the Everyday Equality Project (pdf), funded by the Equality and Human Rights Commission. This project will create a practical online handbook, showing how to effectively use equality and human rights to solve everyday discrimination problems in the welfare benefits system.

We want experts, advisers, advice managers, designers and information providers across both discrimination and welfare advice to join our Everyday Equality User Design and Test Panel and participate in our first User Design and Test Panel Workshop on 19 February.

Sign up to attend the User Design and Test Panel Workshop.

The User Design and Test Panel will play an important role by providing key insight on the practicality and quality of our new handbook.

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House of Commons Library briefing paper: People with Disabilities in Employment

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People with disabilities have an unemployment rate of 9.0%. The unemployment rate for people without disabilities was 3.8%.

This is according to the January 2018 paper (pdf) from the House of Commons Library. This paper summarises the key statistics on disabled people in employment in the UK.

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Scottish Government OSLA and Scottish Refugee Council: Scots Refugee Integration Strategy 2018 – 2022

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The Scottish Government, COSLA and the Scottish Refugee Council have launched a strategy to support refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland’s communities.

New Scots Refugee Integration Strategy (pdf), published in January 2018, aims to coordinate the efforts of organisations involved in supporting refugees and asylum seekers.

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