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Joint Letter In The Sunday Telegraph Calls For Section 1 Of The Equality Act To Be Brought Into Force
The Equality Trust co-ordinated the following letter signed by Inclusion London and London DDPOs calling for the socio-economic duty on public bodies, contained within section 1 of the Equality Act 2010, to be brought into force.
On Monday 7th November 2016 the United Nations published findings of an inquiry concluding that there is reliable evidence of grave or systematic violations of the rights of disabled people in the UK as a result of welfare reforms.
The country’s highest court, the Supreme Court, has ruled that the Government discriminated against a disabled woman and her husband and a severely disabled child who needs overnight care through the implementation of the ‘bedroom tax’.
All the evidence suggests that current social policy is failing miserably, and the only way it is likely to be challenged is by a politics of involvement and empowerment. An extract from Professor Peter Beresford’s inaugural lecture at the University of Essex.
Inclusion London along with Liberty, the Race Equality Foundation and a number of other organisations have raised serious concerns about the awarding of the contract to run the Equality Advice Support Service (EASS) to G4S, a company with a track record of human rights violations.