‘Disability rights are not always seen in practice, with disabled people still facing many barriers; material and attitudinal.’ The final report of ‘Getting Thing Changed’, a research project by the University of Bristol and Disability Rights explores how social practices can exclude disabled people, and how this can be changed.
The rate of change in the positions of the Minister for Women and Equalities and the Government Equalities Office (GEO) is unsatisfactory and unsustainable. It is a source of disruption and confusion, both within the Civil Service and among stakeholders.
This is from the June 2018 report (pdf) from the Women and Equalities Committee on the role of Minister for Women and Equalities and the place of GEO in government.
Employers must do more to meet their Equality Act obligations to put in place reasonable adjustments for disabled workers.
This is from the May 2018 report (pdf) from the Trades Union Congress (TUC) which looks at the disability pay gap and the difference between the average hourly pay of disabled and non-disabled people.
With a disability employment gap of 38.5%, London is wasting huge opportunities to make the economy bigger and fairer. This is according to the May 2018 publication by Trust for London and Social Market Foundation on disabled people and employment.
‘60% of people underestimate the number of disabled people in Britain today.’ This is according to a May 2018 report by Scope on attitudes towards disability in the UK.
School staff hope a preventative strategy would reduce the chances of children and young people reaching crisis point and needing more targeted support.
This is from the May 2018 survey report which explores what schools and colleges across England are doing to support pupils’ mental health.
The House of Commons Library have published a May 2018 briefing paper, which provides links to a selection of debates that have referenced Brexit in the title or during a debate in 2018.
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).
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.
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).