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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Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at the LSE, School of Law, Politics and Sociology at the University of Sussex and EDF Research Network: The Power of Measurement: Equality Audits and Frameworks – 12 June 2018

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Date:  12 June 2018
Location: Room KSW1.04, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE
Time: 14:00 –  16:30
Cost: Free

How well are the tools now available working in improving our understanding of inequalities? How could they be improved?

The Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at the LSE along with the School of Law, Politics and Sociology at the University of Sussex and our research network invite you to a seminar on equality audits and frameworks.

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End Violence Against Women briefing: Women Living in a Hostile Environment

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There is an urgent need to increase support and protection for migrant women and consider measures which should be included in the Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill.

This is according to the May 2018 briefing by End Violence Against Women (EVAW) on women living in the ‘hostile environment’ (pdf).

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Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy report: Labour Market Enforcement Strategy 2018-2019

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An estimated 342,000 jobs were paid below the National Living Wage in 2017. Total unpaid wages amounted to £3.1 billion in 2016.

This is according to the May 2018 report (pdf) on enforcement of employment rights by the government’s Director of Labour Market Enforcement.

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The Migration Observatory report: Unsettled Status? Which EU Citizens are at Risk of Failing to Secure their Rights after Brexit?

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By 2017, there were an estimated 3,438,000 EU citizens living in the UK, and it is not yet possible to know how many will be eligible for settled status.

This is from the April 2018 report the Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford  on the status of EU citizens in the UK after Brexit.

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End Violence Against Women response: Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill Consultation

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‘The proposals [for the Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill] are narrow and still fail to guarantee women will be protected’.

This is according to April 2018 response from End Violence Against Women (EVAW) on the proposed Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill (pdf).

EVAW encourages others to read their working response to the consultation and make their own submissions. The consultation closes on 31 May 2018.

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House of Commons Library research briefing: Mental Health Statistics in England – Prevalence, Services and Funding

Those identifying as Black or Black British are 13% more likely than average to have accessed services in 2016/17. Those identifying as White British are 3% more likely than average to have accessed services.

This is according to an April 2018 research briefing published by the House of Commons on mental health in England (pdf).

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