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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Home Affairs Committee report: Immigration Policy, Basis for Building Consensus

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‘Integration is immensely important but is not embedded in immigration policy’ says a January 2018 report (pdf) from the Home Affairs Committee.

This report sets out five key areas, where they believe reforms are needed to build consent around a fair, principled and effective immigration policy in the UK.

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Equality and Human Rights Commission report: How Well is the UK Performing on Disability Rights?

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The UK should act upon the UN Committee’s recommendations, and this should be done with the full involvement of disabled people and their organisations.

This is from the EHRC’s January 2018 report on the UK’s work on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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Our Equality and Human Rights Framework: Learning Programme in South East – May and June 2018

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Date:  2 May and 11 June 2018
Location: Green Park, 100 Longwater Avenue Green Park, Reading RG2 6GP
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 people at voluntary and community organisations in the South 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 registrations has been extended to: Friday 27 April 2018.

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