Commenting in response to Grosvenor shopping centre in Macclesfield banning people with particular disabilities from using the Centre because they may not be able to escape in an emergency, Lord Holmes, Disability Commissioner at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said:
The Equality and Human Rights Commission and Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), have launched a new online training resource to help schools unlock opportunity and enable disabled children to reach their full potential.
Commenting in response to today’s Court of Appeal ruling that the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions acted unlawfully by failing to exempt victims of domestic violence living in safe-houses from the spare room subsidy, Rebecca Hilsenrath, CEO at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said...
Commenting in response to new NHS figures that show a rise in the number of mental health patients dying unexpectedly in NHS care, a Commission spokesperson, said: “These figures reveal serious cracks in our systems of care for those with mental health conditions and we support this call for a full Government investigation."
Commenting in response to a group of cross-party MPs sending a letter to Government urging them to re-open a fund which gives disabled candidates help in standing for elected office, Lord Chris Holmes, Disability Commissioner at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said: “The Government should re-open the Access to Elected Office Fund and extend it across Britain to remove the barrier of extra costs disabled people face when standing for political office."
Following the publication of a new report on transgender equality by the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee, Jackie Driver, Lead Director for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and transgender issues at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said: “We welcome today’s landmark report on transgender equality."
The Chairs and Chief Executives of the National Human Rights Institutions for Ireland, Great Britain, Northern Ireland and Scotland met on 2 December to share progress and discuss future collaboration.
The most comprehensive review ever carried out on progress towards greater equality and human rights protection in Britain reveals that while for many life has become fairer over the past five years, for others progress has stalled and for some– in particular young people and poor White boys – life on many fronts has got worse.