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Repealed legislation under Equality Act 2010

A number of pieces of equality and discrimination legislation were repealed when the Equality Act 2010 came into force. It is unfortunately too common a mistake by construction and environmental professionals to still refer to the Disability Discrimination Act 1995

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Posted in Disability, Gender, Race, Religion & Belief, sexual orientation

Stop, look and think for a moment

Link to something more! Some of our posts will already be taking you to a variety of external websites which offer help and support on equality and design. We’ve gone one further here and listed some of the key groups

Posted in Disability, Gender, Race, Religion & Belief, sexual orientation

Manual for Streets

Department of Transport Publication date: 2007 and 2010 Ranking: essential Guidance for practitioners involved in the planning, provision and approval of new residential streets and modifications to existing ones. Its companion publication “Manual for Streets 2” addresses the wider urban area.

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Posted in Disability, Highways, Religion & Belief

Ethnicity and child poverty

Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions Research Report 576 Publication date: 2009 Ranking: useful This report uses a multiplicity of approaches and sources to build up as detailed

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Posted in Health, Religion & Belief

DCLG Planning policy for traveller sites

Dept of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) Publication date: March 2012 Updated 2015. Ranking: useful This updated document sets out the Government’s planning policy for traveller sites. It should be read in conjunction with the National Planning Policy Framework.  This

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Posted in Planning, Religion & Belief

Access, churches and disabled people

ChurchCare Accessibility and disabled people Publication date: 2013 Ranking: Useful Provides guidance on improving access to church buildings with references to other websites, documents and guidance. How to obtain a copy of this document Please follow this link To obtain

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Posted in Accommodation, Consultation, Design Standards (Buildings), Disability, Religion & Belief