In Theresa May’s first speech as Prime Minster, she proclaimed her Government’s mission was to tackle ‘burning injustices’ in Britain. But preparing for Brexit has dominated Government thinking since then.
This is according to the May 2018 report on ‘burning injustices’ in Britain (pdf), by Bright Blue and Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
In a June 2017 position paper, Just Fair and Doctors of the World identify data-sharing between NHS and the Home Office as a threat to patients’ human rights.
Leading equality and human rights barristers at Cloisters discuss the Government’s proposals on whiplash.
In October 2015, the Scottish Recovery Network published a briefing paper on ‘Rights and Recovery in Mental Health’.
The National Conversation on Health Inequalities is a Public Health England programme about reducing differences in health.
Rachel Krys blogs about how the debate is being framed around accessible transport: I was a pushchair user for a few years, between 2005 and 2010. I remember being struck at the time by how much I was benefiting from the new focus on accessibility on transport and in public buildings. The button to open …
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Equally Ours’ Director Nicky Hawkins blogs about the importance of human rights in care: Today the Care Quality Commission announced that a new ‘mum test’ will form part of standards for rating care providers. Inspectors will consider whether they would be happy for their own parent to be looked after in each home they visit. …
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Thankfully most people never have to worry about their human rights. For many, they can seem fairly distant: something for lawyers and politicians to worry about, with little impact on our own everyday lives. When we do hear about human rights in the media it’s usually via a story that links them with supposedly ‘undeserving’ …
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Paul Farmer, CEO of Mind (an Equally Ours partner) talks to the Independent about new evidence suggesting that people with mental health problems are being denied justice by some Court of Protection judges who fail to even consider hearing patients’ testimony. Read more here.
Katherine Hill, Age UK’s Strategy Adviser for Equality and Human Rights, blogs about the amendment in the Care Bill we’re supporting to protect human rights. Read more on Age UK’s Care in Crisis blog about how the Care Bill is an opportunity to make rights real for everyone using care services.