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.
In November 2011, ECU published ‘Meeting the Equality Act 2010: learning from disability equality schemes in higher education in England.
In November 2011, Action on Hearing Loss published ‘Unlimited Potential?’, a research report looking at hearing loss in the workplace.
In November 2011, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation published ‘Rethinking disability policy’ by Jenny Morris.
Published in 2011, the first ever World report on disability, produced jointly by WHO and the World Bank, suggests that more than a billion people in the world today experience disability.
In October 2011, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) published a report on ‘The legal protection of persons with mental health problems under non-discrimination law’.
In September 2011, the Department for Work and Pensions published ‘A qualitative study exploring employers’ recruitment behaviour and decisions: small and medium enterprises’.
Disability Politics UK is asking people to sign an e-petition to help increase the number of disabled MPs.
In September 2011, the Equality Challenge Unit published ‘Enabling equality: furthering disability equality for staff in HE’.
In September 2011, the Government published its response to the ‘Access to Elected Office for Disabled People’ public consultation.