Date 15 December 2009 Link to judgment http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2009/3261.html Discrimination ground Disability Summary of case The Councils proposed to make changes in the provision of support services for people living in sheltered accommodation in respect of overnight cover. Outcome The Councils had failed to give due regard to their Disability Equality Duty. The decisions should be …
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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.