Grandparents Plus report: Too Old to Care?

‘Too Old to Care’, published in June 2011 by Grandparents Plus, focusses on older grandparent and family carers who are raising children who cannot live with their parents, keeping them out of the care system.

The research finds that:

  • Older grandparents are often reluctant to approach children’s services for support as they fear their children will be taken away
  • Where support is provided for grandparents carers, it often fails to meet their needs
  • 75% of older carers have a long term health condition or a disability

Click here for report (pdf)

Click here for Grandparents Plus website

Consultation and responses on Equality and Human Rights Commission reform

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The Government consultation on reform of the Equality and Human Rights Commission closed on 15 June 2011. The Equality and Diversity Forum and other organisations submitted responses.

Click here for response by the Equality and Diversity Forum

Click here for the response by the Disability Charities Consortium

Click here for response by the Disability Rights Partnership

Click here for response by Equanomics-UK

Click here for response by the Home Affairs Select Committee

Click here for information from Independent Academic Research Studies (IARS) and click here for IARS letter of 18 August 2011 to Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone

Click here for response by Race on the Agenda (ROTA)

UK’s 7th Periodic Report on CEDAW

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The Government submitted the UK’s 7th Periodic Report on implementation of the Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women (CEDAW) to the UN on 10 June 2011.

The Report highlights progress over the last four years that the UK has made in areas such as health, employment, education, representation, social and economic benefits, sex role stereotyping, trafficking and marriage and family law.

Click here for report