The fifth round of Brexit negotiations ran from 9 to 12 October 2017. Some progress was made in the areas of citizens’ rights and the Irish border, but not on the ‘divorce bill.’
Incomes are not keeping up with prices, and the living standards of ordinary working families are being eroded.
The Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, has called for a “wholesale shift in the scale of ambition across Government and the NHS on children’s mental health care.”
Female lone parents, who make up 92% of all lone parents, will lose on average services worth over £4,900 (over 10% of their standard of living). Black women are overrepresented among single parent households.
This is according to a 2017 October report from the Women’s Budget Group, Runnymede Trust, RECLAIM and Coventry Women’s Voices.
The funding pressures on adult social care are having very serious consequences on the quantity and quality of care people receive.
Young women are consistently more likely than young men to encounter money problems, workplace discrimination, health problems and low confidence.
This is according to the Young Women’s Trust Annual Survey 2017, in September 2017.
The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities examined the UK government’s progress in fulfilling its commitments to the UN convention on disabled people’s rights . Its highly critical report concludes the UK has not done enough to ensure the convention is reflected in UK law and policy. It highlights how severe cuts to health …
How are women represented in public life, the professions and the boardroom?
The House of Commons Library published a July 2017 briefing paper (pdf) which aims to answer the question by providing key trends and statistics.
Launched in September 2014 by the Institute of Health Equity, the Marmot Indicators 2014 were developed in collaboration with Public Health England.
The International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare is calling for papers on ‘Negotiating Belief in Health and Social Care’ (deadline 15 September 2017) and ‘Health inequalities and migrants: Accessing healthcare as a global human right’ (deadline 8 January 2018).