Analysis shows local areas spend an average of 6% of their mental health budget on children, despite children making up around 20% of the population.
This is according to the October 2018 briefing (pdf) from the Children’s Commissioner on children’s mental health treatment.
‘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 fact that people with limited mobility were living high up in Grenfell Tower and faced greater difficulties escaping the fire raises important questions about discrimination against certain groups and accessibility standards.
This is from the September 2018 briefing report (pdf) from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), which explains the human rights issues raised by the Grenfell Tower fire.
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.
The employment rate of people of working age (16-64) with disabilities is 50.7%, compared to 81.1% for people without disabilities. This is according to a June 2018 House of Commons briefing paper which gives the key statistics on disabled people in employment between January – March 2018.
‘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).
A House of Lords Library briefing has been prepared ahead of the 28 June House of Lords debate on the challenges disabled people face in the UK. Find out more.
Continued lack of action from the UK Government on the UN Committee’s recommendations undermines its position as a global leader on disability rights. This is one of the concerns expressed by the UK Independent Mechanism (UKIM) in their June 2018 briefing on the Government’s response to the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People.
‘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.