The funding pressures on adult social care are having very serious consequences on the quantity and quality of care people receive.
This is according to a report on Adult Social Care (pdf) published by the the Communities and Local Government Select Committee in March 2017.
The Government responded to the report in October 2017 (pdf).
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ENAR (European Network Against Racism) have launched an August 2017 survey for people who have migrated to Europe within the last five years.
The results of the survey will help ENAR speak out on migrant rights and improve services in the European Union.
Continue reading “European Network Against Racism survey: Migrants, Speak up!”
The Women and Equalities Select Committee (WEC) is continuing an inquiry into the inequalities faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.
Starting in September 2017, WEC is taking forward the evidence it received before the General Election.
Continue reading “WEC inquiry: Tackling Inequalities Faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Communities”
The Scottish Government launched a consultation on climate change legislation in June 2017.
The Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has responded, recommending that the Government “explicitly integrate human rights into the heart of the legislation.”
Continue reading “Human Rights and Climate Change: SHRC submission on Climate Bill”
The Minister for the Constitution has launched a September 2017 call for evidence, asking how people with disabilities experience registering to vote and voting itself.
Responses must be given by 14 November 2017.
Continue reading “Cabinet Office call for evidence: Access to Elections”
In 2017, Scotland will become the first part of the UK to introduce the socio-economic duty to tackle the inequalities of outcome caused by socio-economic disadvantage.
The Scottish Government has published a July 2017 consultation paper (pdf) asking for views on how public authorities can meet the requirements of the duty. This consultation closes on 12 September 2017.
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The Government Equalities Office (GEO) has announced new proposals to streamline and de-medicalise the process for changing gender. A consultation on the Gender Recognition Act 2004 will be launched in Autumn 2017.
This July 2017 news is accompanied by a national survey on LGBT experiences, and a reduction in the deferral blood donation period for men who have sex with men (from 12 to 3 months).
Continue reading “Government Equalities Office announcement: Gender Recognition Act Consultation”
The Government Equalities Office have launched a July 2017 survey to understand the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people living in the UK.
The survey closes on 15 October 2017.
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Mayor Sadiq Kahn has published his Diversity and Inclusion Vision (pdf) for London; setting out a future that is diverse, inclusive and integrated for residents, workers and tourists.
The Mayor wants to hear from individuals and organisations that can help him and the GLA group make London a more inclusive city. Responses must be received by 11 September 2017.
Continue reading “Mayor of London consultation: The Mayor’s Vision for a Diverse and Inclusive City”