Equality and Human Rights Commission report: Progress on Disability Rights in the United Kingdom

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.

This report gives an update on the steps taken by the UK governments to act on recommendations from the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) to improve the lives of disabled people in the UK.

The report finds:

  • The EHRC is concerned by the lack of a prompt response to the CRPD’s recommendations. In particular, 12 months on, there is no comprehensive UK wide strategy demonstrating how the UK will implement the CRPD Committee’s recommendations
  • There has also been continued reluctance from the UK Government to accept the conclusions of the CRPD Committee’s inquiry report on the impact of the UK Government’s policies on the rights of disabled people
  • More and more disabled people are finding it difficult to live independently and be included, and participate, in their communities on an equal basis.

Read the full report (pdf).