British Institute for Human Rights resource: The Difference it Makes – Putting Human Rights at the Heart of Health and Social Care

‘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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The UK in a Changing Europe article: From Solidarity to Precarity – Thinking Equality Post-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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Department for Education survey report: Support for Mental Health in Schools and Colleges

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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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Equality and Human Rights Commission report: Housing and Disabled People – Britain’s Hidden Crisis

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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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Bright Blue and Joseph Rowntree Foundation report: Burning Britain?

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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