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PRESS RELEASE: Disabled people intervene in the first case under the Care Act 2014 to reach the Court of Appeal
On the 17th of August the Court of Appeal will hear a case of R (on the application of Davey) v Oxfordshire County Council). Disabled people want to make sure the judges understand the impact this case will have on their lives. That’s why we intervened in proceedings and will hold a vigil before the hearing.
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.