3 April 2017
The Equality and Human Rights Commission have published a report today entitled: “Being disabled in Britain: a journey less equal”. It builds on their statutory five-yearly report on equality and human rights progress in England, Scotland and Wales, called “Is Britain Fairer?”
The report includes chapters on six areas of life, including education, work, health, justice and participation in politics, looking at where there has been progress and where there are still serious issues to be tackled.
The worrying conclusion of the report, which may come as no surprise to some of our mentors and mentees, reads as follows: “The conclusion we must draw from the evidence is that disabled people are still being treated as second-class citizens. Progress to date is not sufficient, and the road to disability equality is littered with missed opportunities and failures.”
Click the link below to read more, download the full report, or see a BSL version of the Executive Summary.