In July 2015, the Government announced that it would delay reforms of social care funding from April 2016 to April 2020.
In response, the House of Commons Library have published a February 2018 briefing paper outlining the postponement of these reforms.
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Date: 2 May and 11 June 2018
Location: Green Park, 100 Longwater Avenue Green Park, Reading RG2 6GP
Cost: Free with a £50 refundable deposit
Want help using equality and human rights to achieve your organisation’s core purpose?
We have launched our Equality and Human Rights Framework – a free digital toolkit for voluntary and community sector organisations.
We’re looking for people at voluntary and community organisations in the South East to register for our Framework learning programme. This free series of workshops will explore how to use the Framework to integrate equality and human rights into your work.
The deadline for registration is 27 April 2018.
Continue reading “Our Equality and Human Rights Framework: Learning Programme in South East – May and June 2018”
BME and refugee women are 3 times more likely to commit suicide than other women in the UK, says a November 2017 from Sisters For Change.
Unequal Regard, Unequal Protection (pdf) assesses how the UK Government and public authorities – both centrally and locally – are responding to violence against BME women in England.
Continue reading “Sisters For Change report: Unequal Regard, Unequal Protection – Public Authority Responses to Violence Against Black and Minority Ethnic Women in England”
To deliver good, safe, sustainable care, more providers need to think beyond traditional boundaries to reflect the experience of the people they support.
This is according to the Care Quality Commission’s report on the state of care in England in 2016/17 (pdf), in October 2017.
Continue reading “Care Quality Commission report: Annual State of Health Care and Adult Social Care in England 2016/17”
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.
Continue reading “Young Women’s Trust survey: Worrying Times”
In July 2017, the Female Genital Mutilation Enhanced Dataset presented a national picture of the prevalence of FGM in England (pdf).
This data was collected by healthcare providers in England, including acute hospital providers, mental health providers and GP practices.
Continue reading “NHS Digital: Female Genital Mutilation Enhanced Dataset”
The judiciary is still dominated by white and privately educated men, finds an April 2017 JUSTICE report (pdf). The United Kingdom remains significantly worse in terms of diversity than other European and common law jurisdictions. Continue reading “JUSTICE report – Increasing Judicial Diversity”
There has been growing concern about school segregation over the last 15 years. Taking its definition of segregation from the Casey review, this April 2017 study (pdf) found:
- In 2016, 26% of primary schools and 40.6% of secondary schools were either ethnically segregated or potentially contributing to segregation in England
- In 2016, 29.6% of primary schools and 27.6% of secondary schools were segregated by socio-economic status, using FSM-eligibility as a proxy.
The NHS published an interactive report in April 2017 on the potential differences in the treatment, health status, and outcomes of people with learning disabilities.
Continue reading “NHS report: Health and Care of People with Learning Disabilities”