Disabled people’s rights and using the Law

Campaigners outside the Royal Coruts of Justice

Knowing your rights and using the law

  • Know your Rights, Use your Rights, Live your Rights! aims to equip disabled people and their organistions with knowledge and information about disabled people’s rights and how they can use them to promote equality and eliminate discrimination and harassment in their community with reference to the Equality Act (2010), the Public Sector Equality Duties and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: http://www.disabilitywales.org/know-your-rights

  • Scope guide for adults with social care needs whose support package – sometimes called a personal or individual budget – has been cut or changed: http://www.scope.org.uk/support/disabled-people/social-care-overview

  • Disability Rights handbook – a guide to benefits and services for all disabled people, their families, carers and advisers, published by Disability Rights UK: http://onlineservices.cpag.org.uk/shop/DR39

  • ourhumanrightsstories.org.uk tells the real life human rights stories of people in the UK. Although these stories are rarely told and often overshadowed, they show how the Human Rights Act can provide a vital lifeline to individuals from all walks of life. From older people in care homes, disabled children being a part of the school community, to women seeking safety these stories highlight how the Human Right Act can offer something for everyone.

UNCRPD (United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities)

Information from the UN: https://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=150

Easy read information from the Equality and Human Rights Commission: http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/sites/default/files/documents/publications/uncrpd_guide_easyread.pdf

See also our DDPO Legal Network

You may also be interested in finding out more about our Legal Network which brings together Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations with Lawyers:

Inclusion London’s DDPO Legal Network