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  • Fairer for Carers Campaign

    Fairer for Carers Campaign

    A group of ninety-three charities led by Carers UK submitted a joint letter to Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey in July calling for urgent extra financial support to unpaid carers to ensure “they are supported during the Coronavirus crisis and beyond.” Carers UK says that “Despite the huge contribution they make, too many carers and their families face financial hardship. Taking on a caring role can result in sharp reductions in income for families, due to the extra costs associated with caring; these pressures are further exacerbated when people feel they have no choice but to leave paid work to provide care unpaid.The Coronavirus crisis has only compounded the difficulties many carers face “

  • Government Calls for Evidence on the Unequal Impact of Coronavirus on Disabled People

    Government Calls  for Evidence on the Unequal Impact of Coronavirus on Disabled People

    The Government’s Women and Equalities Committee is launching three new sub-inquiries following their recent inquiry in to how Coronavirus has affected people with protected characteristics. They have submitted a call for evidence to find out how Coronavirus has affected disabled people and their access to services. You can submit your views until Monday 13th July.

  • Latest on Plans to Ban Plastic Straws

    The Spinal Injuries Association reports that following consultation between themselves and the UK Government, several exemptions have been announced to the Government’s plan to ban single-use plastic straws. Legislation will come into force in April 2020.

  • Regional Stakeholder Network seeks Members and Chairs

    The Office for Disability Issues are looking for Chairpersons and Members for 9 regional groups across England.The Regional Stakeholder Network will bring the views of disabled people, local disability organisations and organisations that represent disabled people closer to government. Applications should be completed by 29th March 2019.

  • 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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