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.
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.
Galop have updated their online LGBT+ DV Resource Library, in August 2018.
This collection provides direct links to UK based resources relevant for LGBT+ people, service providers working with LGBT+ victims of domestic abuse and researchers interested in the topic.
Trust for London have published an interactive data table as part of London’s Poverty Profile to show how London boroughs are doing on a suite of poverty and inequality indicators from a cross-section of topics, including: Income inequality Homeslessness Unemployment GCSE attainment Child poverty See more here.
‘The state may infringe the right to life not only because of what it has done but also what it has failed to do.’ This is according to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) in their August 2018 policy briefing on Grenfell and the right to life.
One in three people in Scotland live in homes that do not meet the Living Home Standard. This is according to an August 2018 report by Ipsos MORI on behalf of Shelter Scotland on the Living Home Standard in Scotland.
UK households owe £19 billion in everyday bills according to an August 2018 press release by Citizens Advice.
Child Rights Alliance England (CRAE) have opened a call for evidence ahead of their flagship annual publication on the state of children’s rights in England. They are looking for input to help make the report credible, relevant and change-focused. The deadline is 14 September 2018
In 50 years’ time, there are likely to be an additional 8.6 million people aged 65 years and over – a population roughly the size of London. This is according to an August 2018 article by the Office for National Statistics on the UK’s ageing population.
‘We have heard what needs to change: the stigma associated with social housing, the need for landlords to listen to residents and the desire for a culture of accountability and respect.’ This is according to the August 2018 Social Housing Green Paper, which proposes ‘fundamental reform’.