Equality and Human Rights
70% of sentenced prisoners have two or more mental health conditions.
Evidence of breaches of Disabled people’s rights under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Information paper. Inclusion London is concerned that the UK has begun to move backwards in the realisation of the rights of Deaf and Disabled people. Retrogression is occurring in every area of our lives with a greater still cumulative impact.
Inclusion London commissioned Glasgow University to carry out research in 2011 on the media portrayal of disabled people. The research analysed 2,276 print articles in a variety of tabloid and broadsheet newspapers and also analysed findings from focus groups set up as part of the research. The research was published in the ‘Bad news for disabled people’ report
The human right to live independently with all necessary support is fundamental to equal life chances, equality of opportunity and real and lasting inclusion for Disabled people. That right must start from the beginning and be recognised and protected through childhood and into adult life.