Posts Tagged ‘ Disability ’

Scope vacancy: Public Affairs Officer

March 24, 2017
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Scope is looking for a Public Affairs Officer on a permanent basis in London. Applications close on 30 March 2017.
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Children’s Commissioner submission to UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

March 21, 2017
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The Children’s Commissioner for England submitted evidence to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in February 2017. This included recommendations to inform the Committee’s examination of the UK Government.
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Young Minds and NAS campaign – Always #HelpToGetHome

March 21, 2017
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Young Minds and the National Autistic Society launched a March 2017 campaign to improve the rights of young people in inpatient units. The campaign called for NHS England to adopt the Always Charter, which set out twelve rights that young people in inpatient units and their families should always have.
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APPG on Ageing and Older People meeting on mental health – 20 March 2017

March 17, 2017
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The APPG on Ageing and Older People is holding an event on mental health and older people on 20 March 2017. The meeting will discuss mental health and older people, including depression, dementia and loneliness. The meeting will discuss how mental health can affect older people, how it is treated and how older people with mental health problems can be supported.
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Leonard Cheshire Disability vacancy – Director of Assistive Technology

March 8, 2017
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Leonard Cheshire Disability is recruiting a Director of Assistive Technology on a permanent basis in London or for home-working. Applications close on 3 April 2017.
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Samaritans report – Dying from Inequality

March 7, 2017
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The Samaritans published their report Dying from Inequality in March 2017. The report noted that suicide rates were two to three times higher in the most deprived areas compared to the most affluent.
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NHS event: realising the potential of learning disability employment in the NHS – 17 March 2017

March 6, 2017
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The King’s Fund and NHS England are holding a one-day conference on realising the potential of learning disability employment on 17 March 2017, in London.
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EHRC inquiry and Call for Evidence: Housing for Disabled People

March 3, 2017
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The EHRC launched an inquiry into housing for disabled people in December 2016, and called for evidence in February 2017. Submissions from disabled people and relevant organisations should be made by 18 April 2017.
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EHRC Guidance: Delivering the Prevent Duty in a Proportionate and Fair way

March 2, 2017
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The EHRC published a guide for higher education providers in England on how to use equality and human rights law in the context of Prevent in February 2017.
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Time to Change Campaign – In Your Corner

February 28, 2017
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Time to Change launched a February 2017 campaign to show he easy ways anyone can step in and support a friend by being in their corner.
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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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