Disability Justice Project

The Disability Justice Project supports London DDPOs to use the law to help Deaf/Disabled people make our rights to independent living and access to goods and services a reality.

We believe it is important to use the law to fight for our rights. Building on the success of our DDPO Legal Network, the Disability Justice Project supports London DDPOs to use the law to help Deaf/Disabled people make our rights to independent living and access to goods and services a reality. The project focuses on 3 key pieces of legislation: The Care Act 2014, The Equality Act 2010 and the Human Rights Act 1998 and how we can use them to help secure independent living and access to goods and services.

PIP Case

21st November 2017: Inclusion London supports a legal challenge about recent changes to Personal Independence Payment Regulations

Davey Case

Inclusion London has intervened in the important Davey v Oxfordshire County Council case. Read about what the Davey case means for DDPOs here.

The Disability Justice Project is looking for potential discrimination cases.

Read more details here: Have you experienced discrimination? Do you want to challenge it legally? (2 February 2017) 

What we do

  • build strong partnerships between DDPOs and lawyers through our DDPO Legal Network. The network enables DDPOs and leading legal experts to identify and bring test cases to advance our rights to independent living and access to goods and services;
  • help DDPOs to find the best lawyers to enable them to support Deaf/Disabled people to legally challenge the breaches of our rights under the Equality Act, The Care Act and the Human Rights Act;
  • provide bespoke training sessions and support for information, advice and advocacy workers and managers working in DDPOs so they can make best use of The Care Act, The Equality Act and the Human Rights Act when trying to secure independent living and access to goods and services.

Get involved and make change happen

Whether you are a DDPO or a lawyer practicing in the field of human rights, public law, community care or discrimination join our Disability Justice Project and help us use the law to secure Disabled people’s rights.

If you want to find out more about the project or become a member of our DDPO Legal Network, please contact Svetlana Kotova: svetlana.kotova@inclusionlondon.org.uk.

We are not able to give legal advice to individual Disabled people or support DDPOs on issues which are not related to independent living and access to goods and services or are not within the scope of the Care Act, the Equality Act or the Human Rights Act.

Featured Resources

Your right to social care support

Our collection of legal resources about the rights of Disabled people under the Care Act 2014.

You right not to be discriminated against

A collection of legal resources about Disability Discrimination when accessing goods and services and beyond.

Where to find legal advice

Inclusion London’s factsheet with contact details of organisations who will help DDPOs and Disabled people with legal advice and representation

DDPO Legal Network

There are plenty of legal resources on discrimination, social care, housing, human rights and more on our legal network page.  For information on the DDPO Legal Network and to download resources from past network events please visit the DDPO Legal Network page.