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Disabled people are being left behind in society as opportunities missed

Disabled people are being left behind in society as opportunities missed

Progress towards real equality for disabled people over the past twenty years is insufficient and “littered with missed opportunities and failures”.   That’s according to the Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission following the publication of ‘Being disabled in Britain: A journey less equal’, the most comprehensive analysis ever on how the rights […]

5th April 2017 | By | Reply More
House of Lords to ask charities how Equality Act can be improved for the disabled

House of Lords to ask charities how Equality Act can be improved for the disabled

UK disability charities will next week give their verdict on the disability provisions of the Equality Act 2010 to the House of Lords committee investigating the legislation.   The Committee on the Equality Act 2010 will hear on Tuesday 14 July from Disability Rights UK and the RNIB. The charities will be asked for their […]

10th July 2015 | By | Reply More
Personal Independence Payments delays unlawful and unacceptable

Personal Independence Payments delays unlawful and unacceptable

Today’s ruling by the High Court that a delay in paying welfare benefits to two disabled people was ‘unlawful’ and ‘unacceptable’ has been welcomed by RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People).   The two claimants waited nine months for Personal Independence Payments (PIP), which left them ‘dependent on loan sharks and food banks’.   […]

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