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  • The Disability Hub - Is Basic Income the alternative to Government welfare reforms?

    The Disability Hub - Is Basic Income the alternative to Government welfare reforms?

    For more than 8 years disabled people in the UK have been hit by cuts in vital services, cuts in income and changes to the benefit system which are cruel and harmful. The Disability Hub asks, Is there is at least one alternative to these ideas: Basic Income Plus? This strongly fits within the 2018 DoDP Theme: Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality.

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  • Council's Objective Is Equality For The Whole City

    Council's Objective Is Equality For The Whole City

    Sheffield City Council is setting up its new Equality Objectives, and is looking for individuals and organisations willing to help by being consulted.The council is required to set at least one Equality Objective every four years but this time has decided to set up four, each with a set of three or more aims, in a bid to make the city equal for all.

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  • Lack Of Action On Rights Disappoints EHRC

    Lack Of Action On Rights Disappoints EHRC

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission has said it is ‘disappointed’ by the UK Government’s failure to improve disability rights following damning assessments from the United Nations. A report by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities gave details of the Government’s failures to protect disabled people’s rights across many areas of life in the UK in August 2017. They were asked to report back on progress on a number of areas one year on.

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  • Disability Hub Meeting

    Disability Hub Meeting

    The next meeting of the Disability Hub is on Tuesday 25 September 2018 from 2-4pm at The Circle. The Hub is one of the ways in which disabled people can have a greater say on the services and businesses disabled people interact with locally.

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  • Find Out More About Your Right To Participate

    Find Out More About Your Right To Participate

    Are you interested in technology? Are you aware of the Equality Act but would like to know more? if so Disability Rights UK would like to hear from you. They are about to launch a project called Right to Participate, which aims to increase awareness of the Equality Act, especially the ways it can protect disabled people from discrimination in everyday situations.

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  • Sheffield Equality Hub Newsletter for November

    Sheffield Equality Hub Newsletter for November

    Catch up with all the latest news and events this month in the Sheffield Equality Hub newsletter.

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  • Disability Hub Meeting

    Disability Hub Meeting

    The next meeting of the Disability Hub is this coming Wednesday 27 September 2017. The meeting runs this time in the morning from 10.30 am until 1 pm, Ground Floor Conference Rooms, The Circle, Rockingham Lane. It will be an important meeting for the Disability Hub and hopefully you can come and join in with the discussions.

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  • Change Needed in Media Portrayal of Disabled People

    Change Needed in Media Portrayal of Disabled People

    Calls are being made for change as disabled people say they don’t feel they are well represented in either broadcast or printed media. Essentialaids.com have created a colourful, thought-provoking campaign that helps represent disabled people and their mobility products in a fresh, exciting way. The campaign is hopefully helping to get others to rethink how disabled people are portrayed – or sometimes just being plain ignored.

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  • United Nations calls for Action on Rights for Disabled People in UK

    United Nations calls for Action on Rights for Disabled People in UK

    A UN committee has told the UK government to produce an annual progress report on how it is implementing the recommendations of a damning inquiry that found it guilty of “grave and systematic violations” of key parts of the disability convention.

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  • Sheffield Equality Hub Newsletter for September

    Sheffield Equality Hub Newsletter for September

    Catch up with all the latest news and events this month in the Sheffield Equality Hub newsletter.

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