The Department for Work and Pensions has published the results of a survey on Universal Credit Full Service previously called the ‘digital service’, in June 2018.
‘Disability rights are not always seen in practice, with disabled people still facing many barriers; material and attitudinal.’ The final report of ‘Getting Thing Changed’, a research project by the University of Bristol and Disability Rights explores how social practices can exclude disabled people, and how this can be changed.
The Repeal Bill Alliance is holding roundtable discussions with civil society on Brexit and rights in Cornwall and Newcastle on 26 June and 12 July 2018.
Last year, over 1.5 million people in the UK, including 365,000 children were pushed into destitution. This is according to a June 2018 report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, looking at the causes of destitution in the UK, and solutions to the problem.
‘The lack of consideration of Gypsies and Travellers in the rollout of Universal Credit will have a major impact in the lives of our society’s most vulnerable groups.’ Friends Families and Travellers have published a May 2018 statement on the negative and disproportionate impact of Universal Credit on Gypsy and Traveller communities.
Date: Wednesday 4 July 2018 Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm Location: Committee Room 11, Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London Cost: Free The University of Sussex and the Equality and Diversity Forum Research Network are holding a seminar on the equality agenda facing women and sexual minorities post-Brexit. Find out more and register.
Legislation alone cannot change attitudes, but it can contribute. It can also raise awareness, and give victims of hate crime confidence that it will be taken seriously by authorities.
This is according to a May 2018 independent review (pdf) of hate crime legislation in Scotland, chaired by Lord Bracadale – a senior member of the judiciary.
The Scottish Human Rights Commission is recruiting a full time Legal Officer, on a 12 months fixed term contract (maternity cover), in Edinburgh. Applications close on 2 July 2018.
Date: 29 June 2018
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Location: Cardinal Heenan Centre, High Road, Ilford, IG1 1QP
Cost: Free to some women’s organisations (find out more below), £25 for members of the Women’s Resource Centre or £50 for non-members
The Women’s Resource Centre is delivering a training session on how the Equality Act 2010 can be used to challenge discrimination, with a particular focus on women’s rights.
We want a UK where hardworking LGBT+ Brits do not find their existing rights diluted, or fall behind European workers in the future.
This is a statement is from the May 2018 briefing on Brexit and LGBT+ rights by the Trade Union Congress (TUC).