Our Practical Equality Rights in Welfare Benefits Advice Online Handbook is Here

We’ve launched our online handbook, Practical Equality Rights in Welfare Benefits Advice, in May 2018 . This handbook will help everyone working in welfare benefits advice to make practical use of the Equality Act to solve everyday discrimination problems and fill the ‘discrimination advice gap’.

View our online handbook or download our quick guide (pdf).

What is the Practical Equality Rights in Welfare Benefits Advice handbook?

For welfare benefits advisers and information providers working in community groups and advice organisations, the handbook has tips and tools about identifying discrimination.  For advisers we have case studies, checklist and tools to help you use the Equality Act to solve your client’s everyday problems in a practical way.

For advice managers, the handbook has a new guide about managing and improving the delivery of discrimination advice.

The handbook also includes a new guide to demonstrating the equality impact of welfare benefits advice, using the Equality and Human Rights Commission Measurement Framework, an A-Z of Equality Rights, a directory of equality resources, FAQs, four downloadable posters, and a downloadable ‘quick guide’.

What’s next?

We are developing a short set of materials to help advice agencies to use the new online handbook and to raise awareness with their advisers. If you are interested in piloting or using these materials please let us know: jo.chimes@edf.org.uk

We are hoping to run a small event later in the year, in Manchester. If you are interested in taking part or attending, please let us know: jo.chimes@edf.org.uk

We would be pleased to hear from you with questions, suggestions and feedback on the handbook. Please contact us at info@edf.org.uk.

View our online handbook or download our quick guide (pdf).

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We would like to thank the Equality and Human Rights Commission who funded this project.

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