‘The childcare system in England is not fit for purpose and is failing to meet the needs of parents, children and the economy.’ This is from an October 2018 update to the Women’s Budget Group (WBG)’s briefings on the gender impact of policy, made ahead of the year’s Autumn Budget.
The House of Commons Library has published an August 2018 briefing paper on social care, in relation to the forthcoming Green Paper on older people and parallel programme.
Of those surveyed, 20% of Gypsies and Travellers said that they would not see a doctor if they or a family member had one or more of the symptoms of dementia.
This is according to the July 2018 briefing (pdf) from the Friends, Families and Travellers on dementia in Gypsy and Traveller communities.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have produced a June 2018 resource to address prejudice-based bullying in schools and education authorities.
‘My vision is for a city where everyone can reach their full potential, and I am confident we can make real progress in the years ahead’.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has set out his vision for an inclusive London in his May 2018 strategy (pdf).
‘The proportion of children in relative low income is expected to increase to 37% in 2021/22 – the highest level for as long as we have consistent data.’ This is according to an April 2018 House of Commons briefing paper on poverty in the UK.
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).
The gender pay gap varies markedly by age. The gap is small or negative for employees in their 20s or 30s. For older age groups, the gap widens considerably.
This is according to the April 2018 report from by the House of Commons Library on the gender pay gap.
‘Relationship breakdown is the largest single trigger of rough sleeping, leading to 42% of male rough sleeping’.
This is according to the February 2018 briefing paper (pdf) from the House of Commons Library. This paper provides background information on the problem of rough sleeping in England, and outlines Government policy on this issue.
The paper finds:
The most recent statistics published on 25 January 2018 recorded a 169% increase in the number of people sleeping rough in England since 2010
Among women, 35% slept rough after leaving home to escape domestic violence
Rough sleeping is at its most severe in London.
Read the full report (pdf).
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) measurement framework is a new “lever for change.”