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Dementia care and LGBT communities

National Care Forum (NCF) and the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG), working with the National LGB&T Partnership Dementia care and LGBT communities: A good practice paper April 2016 In their own words… “The UK is home to an estimated 1.2

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Posted in Accommodation, Service Provision, sexual orientation

Repealed legislation under Equality Act 2010

A number of pieces of equality and discrimination legislation were repealed when the Equality Act 2010 came into force.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

Architecture and gay people: media article

Architects Journal (AJ): “Stonewall: Architecture fails to support gay equality in workplace: Publication date: 2013 Rank: useful Written by Rakesh Ramchurn, it highlights the lack of architectural or planning practice in the Stonewall Equality Index and that architecture does less to

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Posted in sexual orientation

Violence, Sexuality and Space Research summary

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Publication date: 2005 Ranking: useful Looks at how homophobic violence results in social exclusion in some geographic areas and the reasons why this occurs. Shows it is not just the way space is designed

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Posted in Design Standards (Environment), Planning, sexual orientation, Urban Design

The smoking ban: Perceptions of safety on Edinburgh’s scene

Brunel University Publication date: 2008 Ranking: useful Evaluates the effects on safety of gay people in Edinburgh as a result of the smoking ban. Shows that safety of gay people is compromised when having to stand outside public premises and

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Posted in Design Standards (Environment), sexual orientation, Urban Design

Homophobia and violence against gay people in public space

Maneo-Werkstatt 3 Publication date: 2008 Ranking:  useful Report of a workshop by MANEO organisation on pan-European project to look at reporting and the way violence is treated involving gay people. Is useful for understanding issues relating to the management of

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Posted in Design Standards (Environment), sexual orientation, Urban Design

Equality Act: Summary guide for service providers

Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) Publication date: 2010 Ranking: essential The Equality Act came into force on 1 October 2010. The EHRC have created a series of guidance documents to help explain the Act and provide practical examples on how the

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Posted in Race, Service Provision, sexual orientation