News listing

  • News

    Published: 14 Jun 2016

    British air carriers should cover the full cost of damage they cause to wheelchairs and mobility devices, according to Chris Holmes, Disability Commissioner of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

  • News

    Published: 26 May 2016

    Disability discrimination awareness training is being rolled out to npower’s managers following work with the Equality and Human Rights Commission to improve conditions for disabled staff.

  • News

    Published: 10 May 2016

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission has today launched its Strategic Plan for 2016–19, setting out an ambitious programme to challenge discrimination, advance equality of opportunity, and protect and promote human rights in Britain.

  • News

    Published: 05 May 2016

    The Commission welcomes Government announcement to make taxis accept and assist wheelchair users.

  • News

    Published: 05 Apr 2016

    An ongoing culture of secrecy, poor access to specialist mental health services and a lack of high quality independent investigations has contributed to hundreds of non-natural deaths in detention, according to a new report by the Commission.

  • News

    Published: 24 Mar 2016

    Commenting in response to a new report from the House of Lords on the impact of the Equality Act 2010 on disabled people, Lord Holmes, EHRC Disability Commissioner said: “We strongly agree that the Government must take more comprehensive action to improve the lives of disabled people so that they can participate fully in society. “It is unacceptable that legislation to remove barriers including poor access to taxis and housing has been on the statute book for 20 years but have not yet been brought into force.

  • News

    Published: 04 Feb 2016

    Commenting in response to Grosvenor shopping centre in Macclesfield banning people with particular disabilities from using the Centre because they may not be able to escape in an emergency, Lord Holmes, Disability Commissioner at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said:

  • News

    Published: 04 Feb 2016

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission and Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), have launched a new online training resource to help schools unlock opportunity and enable disabled children to reach their full potential.

  • News

    Published: 26 Jan 2016

    Commenting in response to new NHS figures that show a rise in the number of mental health patients dying unexpectedly in NHS care, a Commission spokesperson, said: “These figures reveal serious cracks in our systems of care for those with mental health conditions and we support this call for a full Government investigation."

  • News

    Published: 25 Jan 2016

    Commenting in response to a group of cross-party MPs sending a letter to Government urging them to re-open a fund which gives disabled candidates help in standing for elected office, Lord Chris Holmes, Disability Commissioner at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said: “The Government should re-open the Access to Elected Office Fund and extend it across Britain to remove the barrier of extra costs disabled people face when standing for political office."

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