Hundreds of thousands of disabled people in ‘destitution’, research suggests

Hundreds of thousands of disabled people are living in destitution, the first piece of research to look at extreme poverty in the UK suggests. The study, published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, found that in 2015 there were 1.25 million people in the UK who were defined at some point as destitute because they could […]

Learning Disability Wales Annual Conference – community inclusion.

  Learning Disability Wales – Annual Conference. “I belong” will look at how children, young people and adults are included in their communities, what they can give to their communities and how they benefit from inclusion. It could include: Community presence Citizenship Visibility in their community Nothing about us without us Access to community resources […]

Cynhadledd y Gyfnewidfa Cydraddoldeb a Hawliau Dynol 9 Mehefin, 2016

Gweithlu i’r dyfodol – heriau a chyfleoedd Cynhadledd y Gyfnewidfa Cydraddoldeb a Hawliau Dynol 9 Mehefin, 2016, Llandrindod   Prif Siaradwyr: David Robinson OBE, Cadeirydd y Tasglu Cenedlaethol dros Weithredu’n Gynnar ac Uwch Gynghorydd i Community Links. Karyn McClusky, Cyfarwyddwr Uned Cyfyngu Trais yr Alban. Alison Phillips, Prif Weithredwr Comisiwn Staff Gwasanaethau Cyhoeddus. Stori ddigidol […]

Equality and Human Rights Exchange Conference June 9th 2016

A workforce for the future – challenges & opportunities Equality and Human Rights Exchange Conference June 9th 2016 Llandrindod Wells          Keynote Speakers: David Robinson OBE, Chair of the National Early Action Taskforce and Senior Adviser to Community Links. Karyn McClusky, Director Scottish Violence Reduction Unit. Alison Phillips, Chief Executive Public Services Staff Commission. New […]

Charities campaigning for change should think hard before pursuing court cases

Getting involved in legal action comes with risks and no guarantees of victory, but it can be a powerful weapon. The introduction of the “gagging clause” to ban charities using government grants to campaign has put the question of charity campaigning back in the spotlight. Legal test cases – cases brought to court in an […]

DWP may have to publish details of benefit claimant deaths

Disability rights campaigners win appeal against government’s refusal to publicise investigations into alleged suicides. The Department for Work and Pensions may be forced to disclose details of secret investigations into the suicides and other deaths of benefit claimants, after a successful tribunal appeal. Disability rights campaigners, mental health charities and the families of claimants who […]

Welsh election: Labour support 'lowest since 2010'

Labour support in Wales has fallen to its lowest level since before the 2010 general election, an opinion poll has suggested. The latest YouGov poll for ITV Wales puts Labour’s constituency vote at 33%, down two points in two weeks. Prof Roger Scully of Cardiff University said the party remained “some way ahead of the […]

NDACA celebrates milestone in journey to tell story of disability arts

Some of the country’s best-known disabled artists have come together in the House of Lords to celebrate a project that will tell the story of the disability arts movement. The reception marked the first year of the three-year, £1 million project that will bring together about 2,500 objects celebrating a history that dates back to the […]

Fresh staff cuts at EHRC ‘will undermine its vital work’

The equality watchdog is set to make nearly 30 members of staff redundant, in what critics say is a blow to its efforts to enforce equality laws and hold the government to account over its record on disability discrimination. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) told staff on Tuesday this week (19 April) that […]

Tory peer faces calls to quit as EHRC commissioner over support for WRAG cuts

Disabled campaigners are calling for the resignation of the equality watchdog’s disability commissioner, the disabled Tory peer Lord [Chris] Holmes, after he voted in favour of disability benefit cuts when they had been condemned by his own organisation. The letter to Lord Holmes at the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has been signed by […]

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