Equality and Human Rights
70% of sentenced prisoners have two or more mental health conditions.
Inclusion London, a pan-London Deaf and Disabled people’s organisation, is making this submission to voice our growing alarm and concern at the increasingly hostile and inaccurate portrayal of Disabled people in the media, and what we believe are clear links between this media coverage and the rise in harassment and hate crime of Disabled people. We also share a wider concern about the Government’s apparent role in contributing to this sustained level of unfair and inaccurate reporting.
The Equality Bill includes the equality duty for the public sector. What the public sector equality duty will mean in practice for public bodies (and disabled people) will depend on the content of Specific Duties – the practical things that public bodies will need to do.