Friends, Families and Travellers report: Fairer for all?

‘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.

Ministry of Justice policy paper: Education and Employment Strategy 2018

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Not only are many ex-offenders often unprepared for employment on release in terms of their skills and training, but there remains a stigma among some  employers about hiring people with a criminal conviction.

The ministry of Justice have launched a May 2018 strategy (pdf) to help adult prisoners develop their learning and skills and secure and sustain employment after they leave custody.

Everyday Equality: Challenging Discrimination in Welfare Benefits

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Jo Chimes, Everyday Equality project lead, shares her thoughts on our recent conference, Everyday Equality: challenging discrimination in welfare benefits.

During our Everyday Equality conference in London on 10 May 2018,  we launched our online handbook Practical Equality Rights in Welfare Benefits Advice. At the event, we heard many brilliant insights about the challenges and opportunities of using equality rights in welfare benefits advice.