The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have published their response to the consultation on the Home Affairs Committee Inquiry (pdf), in July 2018.
The Autism Act (2009) places a duty on the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to publish a strategy for meeting the needs of autistic adults in England, and to review it from time to time.
In August 2018, the Think Autism Strategy (pdf) itself has not changed, but the implementation activities required to deliver its intended outcomes, and who will do what, have been clarified.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports have published the results from their Community Life Survey 2017-18 (pdf). This survey is a key evidence source on social cohesion, community engagement and social action, in England.
‘Relative child poverty may have risen to its highest rate in at least 15 years, despite high levels of employment’ says the annual Living Standards Audit (pdf) from the Resolution Foundation, in July 2018.
Of those surveyed, 20% of Gypsies and Travellers said that they would not see a doctor if they or a family member had one or more of the symptoms of dementia.
This is according to the July 2018 briefing (pdf) from the Friends, Families and Travellers on dementia in Gypsy and Traveller communities.
People can lose the effect of work allowances, be inappropriately benefit capped while in work, and lose out on support for housing costs. These problems should surprise nobody, having been raised in parliament as far back as 2012 when universal credit was still in the design stage.
This according to the August 2018 report (pdf) from Child Poverty Action Group on the universal credit.
‘Disabled women experience disproportionate levels of all forms of violence and abuse from carers, partners and those in the community’ says a July 2018 report (pdf) from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).
The Government needs to acknowledge the importance of the internet to disabled people and commit to ensuring that the internet is no more dangerous for those with disabilities than those without. This is according to a July 2018 report by a cross-party group of MPs on the safety of disabled people online.
We’re working with a group of major social investors who want know what the financing and support needs of equality organisations are, so they can better meet these. Please complete, and circulate, this 15 minute survey to help us find out.
In the short term the survey will directly inform some pilot equality investment programmes, and in the longer term, overall funder policy and practice
‘The importance of connectivity cannot be underestimated. Being able to travel can help facilitate social networks, improve access to employment or education and promote self-esteem and well-being.’ The Inclusive Transport Strategy sets out the Government’s ambition to achieve equal access for disabled people using the transport system by 2030.