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The Equality Act and Planning Law

Suzanne Walford, Foot Anstey The Equality Act and Planning Law Publication date: 2018 Ranking: essential This note usefully describes the requirements the Equality Act places on the determination of planning applications and the preparation of planning policy. As John Halford

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How to make your service welcoming for disabled people

Business disability forum  Welcoming disabled customers Publication date: 2018 Ranking: useful In their words: “The spending power of disabled people in the UK is around £249 billion per year and set to increase as the number of people living with

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Posted in Design Standards (Buildings), Disability, Service Provision

The Awkward interview – Alex Brooker

BBC Television Publication date: 4th August 2015 Ranking: useful The “End the Awkward” campaign looks at the way able people interact with disabled people and the issues that a lack of awareness creates.   To obtain a copy in an

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Posted in Accessible Information, Disability

Being disabled in Britain

Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) Being disabled in Britain: a journey less equal Published: 2017 Ranked: useful In the EHRC’s words: “Being disabled in Britain is a review into disability inequality in Great Britain. It builds on the Equality and

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Posted in Disability, Service Provision

Education, estates and equality

Equality and Human Rights Commission (and former Disability Rights Commission). Two documents are posted here. It is important to read the historic guide in the context of the current guidance in the 2014 EHRC document.   Estates: The Disability Discrimination Act

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Posted in Disability, Schools

Repealed legislation under Equality Act 2010

A number of pieces of equality and discrimination legislation were repealed when the Equality Act 2010 came into force.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

Nightsite – the 24 hour city

Joint Mobility Unit (JMU) and the Civic Trust Regeneration Unit Publication date: 1999 Ranking: useful This study highlights the access needs of older and disabled people with a view to raising awareness of  the need to create inclusive environments among policy-makers and

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Posted in Disability, Private Sector

Equality Act: Summary guide for service providers

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

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