|Our Right to Participate conference and AGM is OPEN TO EVERYONE: It’s happening on Tuesday 6 November at Resource for London, 10.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Book now! It’s free!
The Right to Participate is a project that Disability Rights UK is running with support from the Legal Education Foundation.
This project will:
- create an interactive guide to increase disabled people’s understanding of their legal rights
- support disabled people to see where the barrier they are facing has a legal solution
- run a campaign promoting the project to our website users, members, advice sector networks, strategic partners
- publish success stories of disabled people using the resource to understand rights and resolve issues
Mik Scarlet, broadcaster and presenter, will be speaking at our conference. Find out more about the event
Achievements of the Global Disability Summit: On 24 July 2018, the UK government co-hosted its first ever Global Disability Summit with the International Disability Alliance and the Government of Kenya. Disability Rights UK’s CEO Kamran Malik spoke at one of the summit plenary sessions on Dignity and Respect for All and also wrote a thoughtful (and popular) blog where he addressed the irony of the Government’s commitment to promoting the rights of disabled people abroad, whilst at the same time possibly being the cause of a reduction in rights for disabled people in the UK. However, the event had many positive outcomes. Read the Global Disability Summit event summary
Universal credit leaves disabled people £300 a month worse off, report finds: Responding to CAB findings, Ken Butler, welfare rights advisor at Disability Rights UK, said the “robbing” of disabled people’s income was “shocking” and reason enough why the roll-out of universal credit should be halted.
At the same time, a new Public Accounts Committee report finds that Universal Credit is causing unacceptable hardship and difficulties for many of the claimants it was designed to help.
Our response to the Equality and Human Rights Commission Is Britain Fairer? Report: Commenting on the report, Sue Bott from Disability Rights UK said: “The EHRC’s comprehensive report demonstrates what we are hearing daily; that in almost every aspect of life, the chances for disabled people are getting worse. It is now urgent that the Government looks at the cumulative impact of their policies and acts to restore the opportunities for disabled people to be equal citizens in today’s Britain.” Read more