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.”
Mind is recruiting a Blue Light Programme Coordinator on a fixed term contract until March 2018 in London. Applications close on 3 April 2017.
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.
Young Minds and the National Autistic Society launched a March 2017 campaign to improve the rights of young people in inpatient units. The campaign called for NHS England to adopt the Always Charter, which set out twelve rights that young people in inpatient units and their families should always have.
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.
The EHRC published a guide for higher education providers in England on how to use equality and human rights law in the context of Prevent in February 2017.
Time to Change launched a February 2017 campaign to show he easy ways anyone can step in and support a friend by being in their corner.
The UK National Preventive Mechanism, established to fulfill the UK’s obligations under the
Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture, published guidance on the use of isolation in detention in January 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.