Posts Tagged ‘ Disability ’

National Preventive Mechanism Guidance – Isolation in Detention

February 23, 2017
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The UK National Preventive Mechanism, established to fulfill the UK’s obligations under the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture, published guidance on the use of isolation in detention in January 2017.
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Citizens Advice Cymru report: ‘Work and health in Wales’

February 22, 2017
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Citizens Advice Cymru published a report, 'Work and health in Wales', in February 2017. The report says that people of working age with disabilities or long term health conditions are also much less likely to be in work than those without disabilities or health conditions.
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Disability Rights UK vacancy – Chief Executive

February 22, 2017
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Disability Rights UK is recruiting a Chief Executive on a permanent basis in London. Applications close on 10 March 2017.
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UKIM submission: Disability Rights in the UK

February 17, 2017
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The UK Independent Mechanism published a report on the rights of disabled people under the CRPD in February 2017. It noted that "the UK and devolved governments have not taken all the appropriate steps to progress the implementation of the Convention."
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Praxis report: ‘Industrial relations and workplace adaptation’

February 13, 2017

Praxis Centre for Policy Studies in Estonia, in conjunction with Cardiff University, produced a report on industrial relations and workplace adaption, 'Supporting industrial relations in the field of workplace adaptation to enable the employment of older or disabled populations: Literature review', in February 2017.
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Ministry of Justice Consultation and Government Response – Transforming our Justice System

February 13, 2017
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The Ministry of Justice published a policy paper and launched a consultation on the future of the courts and tribunal service in September 2016. The Government responded in February 2017.
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IFS Green Budget 2017

February 8, 2017
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The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) Green Budget is published every year before the Chancellor’s Budget statement.  The 2017 Green Budget was published in February 2017.
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Work and Pensions Committee report – the Disability Employment Gap

February 6, 2017
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The House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee published their report on the disability employment gap in February 2017. The report noted that "Recent years have seen an increase in the number of disabled people in work, but too many disabled people are still being left behind in the labour market.
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Jo Cox Commission to tackle loneliness – #HappyToChat

January 31, 2017

The Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness was launched in January 2017. It aims to start a national conversation about the scale and impact of loneliness in the UK.
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Action on Hearing Loss campaign and report: Working for Change

January 31, 2017
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Action on Hearing Loss launched their campaign 'Working for Change' and corresponding report 'Working for Change: Improving attitudes to hearing loss in the workplace' in January 2017.
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Funding available from EHRC for disability discrimination cases

January 30, 2017
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The Equality and Human Rights Commission launched an initiative to provide funding for front line advice and representation for disability discrimination claims in January 2017. Contact to the EHRC for requests must be made by 3 February 2017.
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Disabled Children’s Research Forum – 30 June 2017

January 18, 2017

The University of Suffolk is hosting the annual Disabled Children’s Research Forum on 30 June 2017. The event is free, and held in the Auditorium at the Waterfront Building, Neptune Quay, Ipswich, IP4 1QJ.
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Department of Health report – Preventing suicide in England

January 11, 2017
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The Department of Health published their third progress report of the suicide prevention strategy in England in January 2017. This report noted that addressing suicide and its prevention is a key part of Government's ambition to tackle the inequalities caused by poor mental health.
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MHT Report and Government Response – The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health

January 9, 2017
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The Mental Health Taskforce produced The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health in February 2016, making 58 recommendations to achieve parity of esteem between mental and physical health. The Government responded in January 2017.
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JRF Report – Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion 2016

December 24, 2016
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The Joseph Rowntree Foundation published their annual report on 'Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion' in December 2016; highlighting a record high in in-work poverty.
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Disability Rights UK seminar on Inclusive Practice in Careers Provision – 21 February 2017

December 20, 2016

Disability Rights UK's Disability and Skills Unit is holding a free seminar/workshop on "Inclusive Practice in Careers Provision: How to improve careers education, information, advice and guidance for young disabled people." This will be an all day event on 21 February 2017.
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Joint Committee on Human Rights inquiry into mental health and deaths in prison

December 15, 2016
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The Joint Committee on Human Rights launched an inquiry into mental health and deaths in prison in December 2016. The inquiry is accepting written submissions. The deadline for written submissions is Friday 3 February 2017.
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Government work, disability and health green paper and consultation

November 23, 2016
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The Government published a green paper, 'Improving Lives', on work, disability and health in October 2016. The Government also launched an open consultation seeking views on what it will take to transform employment prospects for disabled people and people with long-term health conditions. The consultation is open until 17 February 2017.
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Leonard Cheshire Disability report: The State of Social Care in Great Britain 2016

November 23, 2016
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Leonard Cheshire Disability published a report, 'The State of Social Care in Great Britain 2016', in November 2016. The report looks at the state of social care in Britain today and how a crisis in social care is impacting on the lives of disabled people across the country.
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Cloisters column: ‘Rights at home can secure the right to a home – Disability and homelessness under the Human Rights Act 1998’

November 11, 2016
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Leading equality and human rights barristers from Cloisters chambers give a monthly practical insight into key legal developments.
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United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities report on the UK

November 11, 2016
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The United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities published its report on the UK in November 2016. The report states that "the Committee considers that there is reliable evidence that the threshold of grave or systematic violations of the rights of persons with disabilities has been met".
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Department of Health listening programme for people with dementia and their carers

November 11, 2016
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The Department of Health launched a listening programme to work with people with dementia and their carers in November 2016. The programme will include different ways of gathering people’s views and experiences, both in person and online.
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National Autistic Society report on the autism employment gap

November 11, 2016

The National Autistic Society published a report on the autism employment gap in November 2016, as part of their 'Too Much Information' campaign.
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Age UK report on Attendance Allowance – ‘The Choice Is Mine’

October 28, 2016
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Age UK published its report on Attendance Allowance, The Choice Is Mine, in October 2016. This latest research confirms findings from previous Age UK surveys, and shows that Attendance Allowance makes a big practical difference to the older disabled people who receive it.
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Age UK report: Hidden in Plain Sight – the unmet mental health needs of older people

October 28, 2016
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Age UK published their report, 'Hidden in Plain Sight - the unmet mental health needs of older people', in October 2016. Using data from 55 mental health trusts as well as 130 clinical commissioning groups in England, this report shows that current provision of support is insufficient for both the needs at present and in the face of a rapidly ageing society.
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HEAR guide on rights of disabled refugees and aslyum seekers

October 28, 2016
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HEAR, the network of equality and human rights organisations and community groups in London, produced a guide in October 2016, entitled 'A guide to the rights and entitlements of disabled asylum seekers, refugees and refused applicants in the UK'.
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Inclusion London report: ‘One year on: Evaluating the impact of the closure of the Independent Living Fund’

October 28, 2016
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Inclusion London published a report, 'One year on: Evaluating the impact of the closure of the Independent Living Fund', in October 2016.
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Disability Rights UK: Leadership Academy Programme

October 2, 2016
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The Leadership Academy Programme (LAP), is a programme designed specifically for junior/middle level managers, who want to progress in their careers and have a disability or a long term health condition.
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Parliamentary Committee inquiry: Disability and the built environment

September 15, 2016
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The Women and Equalities Committee's inquiry into the accessibility of our homes, buildings and public spaces made a call for written submissions. The deadline was 12 October 2016.
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EHRC report on ‘Crime and disabled people’

September 15, 2016
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In September 2016, the Equality and Human Rights Commission published 'Crime and disabled people: Measures of disability-related harassment, 2016 update'.
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