Together with the Media Trust, we’ve launched Stronger Voices – a two-year programme of free communications support for London’s equality organisations.
‘Relationship breakdown is the largest single trigger of rough sleeping, leading to 42% of male rough sleeping’.
This is according to the February 2018 briefing paper (pdf) from the House of Commons Library. This paper provides background information on the problem of rough sleeping in England, and outlines Government policy on this issue.
The paper finds:
The most recent statistics published on 25 January 2018 recorded a 169% increase in the number of people sleeping rough in England since 2010
Among women, 35% slept rough after leaving home to escape domestic violence
Rough sleeping is at its most severe in London.
Read the full report (pdf).
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) measurement framework is a new “lever for change.”
The Sustainable Development Goals are an ambitious and potentially transformative framework, agreed by all of the countries in the world. The Fabian Society has published a series of April 2017 recommendations for government, the private sector, civil society and campaigners to ensure these goals are met.
The Technical Guidance on Age Discrimination in the Provision of Services, Public Functions and Associations was published in March 2016. It provides examples of how the age ban works in practice.
Launched in July 2015, Age UK’s human rights toolkit breaks down and explains human rights legislation as well as using up to date case studies of how people have used these rights in reality.
‘A New Vision for Older Workers: Retain, Retrain, Recruit’ sets out ways to help older workers stay in or return to employment.
In March 2015, the Department for Work and Pensions published a number of documents as part of the ‘Improving opportunities for older people policy’.
‘Help and support for older workers’ was published by the Department for Work and Pensions in December 2014.
The EHRC consultation on its draft guidance covering legislation banning age discrimination against people using public or private services closed on 2 May 2014.