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.
Social protections have been reduced and disabled people and their families continue to be some of the hardest hit.
This is from the October 2018 report (pdf) from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) on disability rights in the United Kingdom.
14.2 million people in the UK population are in poverty, including 8.4 million working-age adults, 4.5 million children, and 1.4 million pension-age adults. This is according to a new report from the Social Metrics Commission (pdf), using a recommended new measure of poverty for the UK detailed in the report.
‘There is an equality argument for closing pay gaps: no one should be at a disadvantage because of their gender, ethnic origin or disability status.’ This is according to an August 2018 report by the EHRC on measuring and reporting on disability and ethnicity pay gaps.
‘Ending freedom of movement for EU workers could lead to 115,000 fewer social care staff by 2026’ says the August 2018 report from Global Future.
We feel Government action is needed to change attitudes towards disability. The inter-ministerial disability strategy group should have a clearly defined objective to improve attitudes towards disabled people.
This is from the August 2018 report (pdf) from Scope which brings together findings from three pieces of research with disabled people from across the country.
‘Relative child poverty may have risen to its highest rate in at least 15 years, despite high levels of employment’ says the annual Living Standards Audit (pdf) from the Resolution Foundation, in July 2018.
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.
People can lose the effect of work allowances, be inappropriately benefit capped while in work, and lose out on support for housing costs. These problems should surprise nobody, having been raised in parliament as far back as 2012 when universal credit was still in the design stage.
This according to the August 2018 report (pdf) from Child Poverty Action Group on the universal credit.
‘Disabled women experience disproportionate levels of all forms of violence and abuse from carers, partners and those in the community’ says a July 2018 report (pdf) from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).