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A drive to improve mental health services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans people has begun today with the launch of a new guide by the Mental Welfare Commission. The guide, which was co-produced with LGBT Health and Wellbeing, has been launched in a bid to increase awareness of LGBT…
Disabled people continue to face barriers in employment, transport, housing and health, so are being "left behind" in society, a report warns. A study by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) found a lack of opportunities in areas including education and employment, deteriorating access to justice, a widening pay…
Friday 24 March saw the launch of Iriss Insight 35 - Gypsy Travellers: Human rights and social work's role - at an event to start conversations to bring about lasting change. The event was a partnership of members of the Gypsy Traveller community, Iriss and Scottish Association of Social Work…
The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has published new guidance which outlines what they expect and what is not acceptable for people who use care and support services. This guidance has been produced as part of the CSSIW response to the Older People’s Commissioner requirements in her review,…
Emilia Fox and Emily Watson are among the female celebrities voicing their commitment to women's rights in a powerful new film for ActionAid. Charlie Webster, Lucy Rose, Frances Barber, Tanya Burr, Gabriella Wilde and Sophie Cookson have also lent their voices to highlight how the charity supports women and girls…
A couple have won damages after complaining that their baby son was unfairly taken from them as a result of decisions made by council social services staff. Bosses at Kirklees Council, which has offices in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, admitted breaching the human rights of mother, father and child. A High…
A Down's syndrome sufferer has lost a High Court fight after claiming council bosses breached his human rights. The man, who is in his 20s, was unfairly moved from the care of his mother for more than two years by social services bosses at Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council, Greater Manchester,…
Disabled travellers have won a partial victory at the Supreme Court in their battle for priority use of wheelchair spaces on buses. The case was triggered when wheelchair user Doug Paulley, from Wetherby, West Yorkshire, attempted to board a bus operated by FirstGroup which had a sign saying: ''Please give…
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