‘We need to think about prevention not only cure. A human rights approach offers a helping hand; fresh-thinking, a framework for action, and one which places human dignity at the centre of services.’
This message is from Stephen Bowen, Director of The British Institute for Human Rights (BIHR) as they publish a factsheet on human rights and health and social care to mark the 70th year of the NHS and UDHR.
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Inequality is plainly both a cause and result of failures in human rights protection.
This is according to the June 2018 report by Just Fair on socio-economic inequality and local authorities.
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London’s productivity has fallen by 1% over the last decade, compared to an increase of 1.5% across the UK as a whole.
This is according to the June 2018 report by Trust for London on London’s economic and living standards performance.
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The UK Government is beginning to understand the costs and compromises that will be needed to achieve a successful outcome in Brexit negotiations.
This is according to a June 2018 report by the House of Lords EU Select Committee on UK-EU relations after Brexit.
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Brexit attempts to shed minimum standards of justice and equality. This will disproportionately affect access to justice and the rights of women, BAME communities, LGBTQI, those with disabilities, workers and third country nationals.
This is according to Dr Kimberley Brayson from the University of Sussex in a May 2018 article for UK in a Changing Europe.
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With a disability employment gap of 38.5%, London is wasting huge opportunities to make the economy bigger and fairer.
This is according to the May 2018 publication by Trust for London and Social Market Foundation on disabled people and employment.
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School staff hope a preventative strategy would reduce the chances of children and young people reaching crisis point and needing more targeted support.
This is from the May 2018 survey report which explores what schools and colleges across England are doing to support pupils’ mental health.
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Those who are pessimistic about young adults’ chances of enjoying better living standards than their parents outnumber optimists by five to one.
This is according to the May 2018 report on intergenerational fairness (pdf) by the Resolution Foundation.
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Housing is the cornerstone of independent living, yet many disabled people live in homes that do not meet their requirements.
This is according to the May 2018 report on housing and disabled people in England, Wales and Scotland by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).
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In Theresa May’s first speech as Prime Minster, she proclaimed her Government’s mission was to tackle ‘burning injustices’ in Britain. But preparing for Brexit has dominated Government thinking since then.
This is according to the May 2018 report on ‘Burning Injustices’ in Britain (pdf), by Bright Blue and Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
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