In March 2012, the Government published its response to the Sayce Review into employment services for disabled people.
‘Disability Programmes and Policies: How does Northern Ireland measure up?’ was published by the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland in January 2012.
In February 2012, Disability Rights UK with the Office for Disability Issues published guidance for local disabled people’s organisations to support them in reporting incidents of hate crime to the police.
A Court of Appeal ruling means that disabled passengers are not covered by UK law and the European Regulation on air travel.
Evidence submitted to the parliamentary Inquiry into the implementation of the right of disabled people to independent living is available on the Parliament website.
In December 2011, the Welsh Government published the ‘Welsh Ministers Report on the implementation of the Disability Equality Duty’.
In December 2011, the NUS published ‘No Place for Hate – Hate crimes and incidents in further and higher education: disability’.
On 8 December 2011, Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke announced that people who murder disabled or transgender people in hate crime attacks will face life sentences with a starting point of 30 years.
‘Bad News for Disabled People’ was published in October 2011. It is a study of changes in the way the media are reporting disability and how it has impacted on public attitudes towards disabled people.
On 8 December 2011, the CQC published the first reports from a targeted programme of 150 inspections of hospitals and care homes that care for people with learning disabilities.