The United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities published its report on the UK in November 2016. The report states that “the Committee considers that there is reliable evidence that the threshold of grave or systematic violations of the rights of persons with disabilities has been met”.
The Department of Health launched a listening programme to work with people with dementia and their carers in November 2016. The programme will include different ways of gathering people’s views and experiences, both in person and online.
The Women and Equalities Select Committee launched an inquiry into the Government’s plans for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goal 5 (#SDG5) in October 2016. Submissions should be submitted by Monday 5 December 2016. Earlier submissions will be welcomed.
BRAP produced a report, ‘Missing in action? Why youth provision needs rethinking – before it’s too late’, in November 2016.
The National Autistic Society published a report on the autism employment gap in November 2016, as part of their ‘Too Much Information’ campaign.
Amnesty International UK published a report, Cuts That Hurt: The Impact of Legal Aid Cuts in England on Access to Justice, in October 2016.
The Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford published a briefing on educational outcomes among children with English as an additional language in July 2016.
The Social Mobility Advisory Group of Universities UK published its final report, ‘Working in partnership: Enabling social mobility in higher education’, in October 2016.
The Trades Union Congress published an analysis of official statistics from the ONS regarding the gender pay gap in October 2016. The analysis shows that women earn less than men annually at every stage in their careers. However, the gender pay gap is at its widest when a woman hits 50.
The Royal College of Nursing published research on caring for trans patients in November 2016. Its survey of more than 1,200 nursing staff across the UK found 87% of those nurses who have directly cared for a trans patient felt unprepared to meet the patient’s needs.