Government Equalities Office policy paper and upcoming consultation: The Future Operation of Civil Partnership – Gathering Further Information

The Government Equalities Office announced that it will consult on the future of civil partnerships.

This is from their May 2018 policy paper (pdf) which sets out  plans for a new consultation to assess whether there is still enough demand for civil partnerships among same-sex couples, now that marriages are available to them.  And whether there is demand for civil partnerships amongst opposite-sex couples.

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The Women’s Budget Group, End Violence Against Women Coalition and Surviving Economic Abuse report launch: Universal Credit and Financial Abuse: Exploring the Links – 20 June 2018

Date: 20 June 2018
Location: Committee Room 15, House of Commons
Time: 3.00–4.30pm

The Women’s Budget Group, End Violence Against Women Coalition and Surviving Economic Abuse will launch their new report on Universal Credit and Financial Abuse.

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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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Health and Social Care Committee report: The Government’s Green Paper on mental health: failing a generation

The Government’s proposed Green Paper on young people’s mental health lacks any ambition and will provide no help to the majority of those children who desperately need it.

This is according to a May 2018 report by the Health and Social Care Committee on the Government’s Green Paper on young people’s mental health.

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