Tag: Disability Rights


Disability Justice Project  – Davey Intervention

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Oct 2017

Disability Justice Project – Davey Intervention

Disability Justice Project Davey Intervention In September the Court of Appeal handed down its decision in the case of Davey. Inclusion London intervened in this case. See their analyses of the judgement and implications for Disabled people.   Materials from DDPO Legal Network meeting Their September DDPO Legal Network meeting was about Disabled People’s housing rights.  All the materials are on Inclusion London website. ...

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Housing inquiry   Deaf and Disabled people’s needs

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Mar 2017

Housing inquiry Deaf and Disabled people’s needs

There is a severe shortage of housing suitable for Deaf and Disabled people. To help understand the reasons why and improve the situation, the Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched an inquiry into housing for Deaf and Disabled people. Please inform Inclusion London about your housing situation and needs to inform the evidence we submit to the inquiry. Send in information to Henrietta.doyle@inclusionlondon.org.uk by...

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Taxi drivers face £1,000 fine for refusing to pick up wheelchair users

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Feb 2017

Taxi drivers face £1,000 fine for refusing to pick up wheelchair users

New law will impose penalties on taxi and private hire drivers and make it an offence to charge additional fare for the service Taxi drivers who refuse to pick up wheelchair users or attempt to charge more for transporting them could be fined up to £1,000 under new laws tackling discrimination. The penalties will come into force from 6 April and will oblige taxi and...

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Wheelchair Space on buses – what’s next after Court victory?

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Feb 2017

Wheelchair Space on buses – what’s next after Court victory?

Message from Doug Paulley to Transport for All supporters following his victory at the Supreme Court last month. I’m Doug Paulley who fought the Supreme Court case about non-disabled people occupying the wheelchair space on buses. This judgment is a wake-up call to transport providers, to take effective action for all disabled and older people who struggle every day to travel on public transport. It...

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Publish the UN investigation into Disabled Peoples rights, Theresa May, PM.

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Sep 2016

Publish the UN investigation into Disabled Peoples rights, Theresa May, PM.

In October 2015 the United Nations investigated the UK Government for grave and systematic violations of Deaf and Disabled people’s rights under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The findings from that investigation were sent by the UN to the UK Government but have never been made public. We call on the new Prime Minister, Theresa May, to publish the...

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Join Disabled People Against Cuts – Week of Action – 4 to 10 Sept 2016

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Sep 2016

Join Disabled People Against Cuts – Week of Action – 4 to 10 Sept 2016

Please join with Disabled People Against Cuts, WinVisible and others for the week of action: “Rights Not Games – Fight the Cuts” 4-10 Sept 2016, which coincides with the Paralympic Games in Rio, Brazil.  See the programme of different actions and events below.   Before the Paralympics in London 2012 there was a massive outcry from the disability movement against benefit cuts, and the government...

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