Women and Equalities Committee report: Older People and Employment – Government and EHRC Responses to the Committee’s Fourth Report of Session 2017–19

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‘More than a million over 50s talents are wasted’ says the October 2018 report (pdf) from the Women and Equalities Committee on older people and employment.

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Care Quality Commission report: State of Care 2017/18

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Older LGB people have lived through direct discrimination in mental health services and there is not enough research exploring the effects of this on both the mental health of older LGB people and how they access services now.

State of Care 2017/18 (pdf) is the Care Quality Commission’s annual assessment of health and social care in England.

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Equality and Human Rights Commission report: Is Britain Fairer?

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Although positive progress has been made in some areas of life for some people, there is still a lot more to do to ensure everyone is free from discrimination and can enjoy their basic human rights.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission have published their review of how Britain is performing on equality and human rights (pdf), in October 2018.

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EU Funding After Brexit: Shared Prosperity Must Mean Shared Rights

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Over the last forty years, European Union funding has provided a safety net for people facing inequality and discrimination and offered them a chance to make their lives better.

This funding will end when the UK leaves the EU.

In this briefing, Liz Shannon, our parliamentary and policy adviser looks at the future of funding following our exit from the European Union.

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Southampton Law School: Myths and Legends of Equal Pay Inaugural Lecture – 15 November 2018 (Southampton)

Date:  15 November 2018
Time: 18:45
Location: Murray Lecture Theatre, Building 58, Highfield Campus, Southampton SO17 1TW
Cost: Free

As part of the Distinguished Lecture Series at the University of Southampton, Stefan Cross QC will be discussing his personal experiences and views around the gender pay gap, equal pay legislation, and who the legends are in equality and discrimination.

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Newcastle University and Institute of Health and Society: Want, Disease, Ignorance, Squalor and Idleness – Beveridge’s Five Giants Revisited from a Human Rights Perspective – 25 April 2019 (Newcastle upon Tyne)

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Date: 25 April 2019
Time: 08:30 – 16:45
Location: King’s Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU
Cost: Free

After years of austerity and in a climate of uncertainty, it is now more necessary than ever to examine the link between human rights and the social justice agenda.

Newcastle Law School and Institute of Health and Society invite you to a joint conference on health inequalities and human rights. Save the date!

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Business in the Community charter: Race at Work

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Figures from the Race Disparity Audit’s Ethnicity Facts and Figures website and the BITC Race at Work Survey highlight that people from ethnic minorities persistently encounter significant disparities in employment and progression.

Business in the Community have launched the Race at Work Charter, in October 2018, which commits businesses who sign up to a set of principles and actions designed to improve the recruitment and progression of ethnic minority employees.

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Equality and Human Rights Commission research report: Developing a National Barometer of Prejudice and Discrimination in Britain

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Nearly three-quarters of people in Britain (74%) agreed that there should be equality for all groups in Britain, but one in ten (10%) people surveyed disagreed.

This statistic is from the October 2018 research report on the first national survey of prejudice in Britain in over a decade.

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