The NHS published an interactive report in April 2017 on the potential differences in the treatment, health status, and outcomes of people with learning disabilities.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission published a review into disability inequality in Britain in April 2017. The report concluded that disabled people were still treated as second-class citizens, and that the road to disability equality was “littered with missed opportunities and failures.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.