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The disability equality duty disabled people's toolkit: for disabled people enquiring about how a public authority has met its duty to promote disability equality

Author:
DISABILITY RIGHTS COMMISSION
Publisher:
Disability Rights Commission
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
17p.
Place of publication:
Stratford upon Avon

This toolkit is for disabled people: As a disabled person you might find that a public authority you have contact with does not have a DES in place, or if it does it may not be meeting its other specific duties under the legislation, or it just isn’t meeting one or more elements of the general duty to promote disability equality. If you think that a public authority is not meeting its duties and you want to find out more information from them this toolkit can help. The toolkit is a series of standard letters which disabled people can use to ask further questions of public authorities they have an interest in. Copies should be kept of all correspondence.

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The appointment

Authors:
DISABILITY RIGHTS COMMISSION, (Producer)
Publisher:
Disability Rights Commission
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
DVD
Place of publication:
London

This 10 minute comedy drama introduces us to Alan, a hotel manager, on the day he finds out that he has a common but life-altering health condition. The film explores how attitudes to disability and long-term health conditions can affect people's chances of getting and keeping a job - irrespective of their actual impact on work. And how the reactions of those around us - family, friends and work colleagues - can make us fearful of revealing important aspects of our lives.

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Employment and the disability equality duty: the disability equality duty and employment: a straightforward guide

Author:
DISABILITY RIGHTS COMMISSION
Publisher:
Disability Rights Commission
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
35p.
Place of publication:
Stratford upon Avon

The Disability Equality Duty is a new way to help do this. This is a new approach for public authorities to make them tackle disability discrimination in a proactive and practical way. This guidance is aimed at disabled people and their local disability organisations to help them gear up for this new duty and to communicate the vital role which they have to play in utilising the effectiveness of this duty to achieve better disability equality outcomes from public services.

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Making the duty work: a guide to the disability equality duty for disabled people and their organisations

Author:
DISABILITY RIGHTS COMMISSION
Publisher:
Disability Rights Commission
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
42p.
Place of publication:
Stratford upon Avon

How often have you felt frustrated when your local council, local hospital, local school or government department just doesn't take disability equality seriously and discriminates without even thinking? Now is the chance to help them to sort it out. The Disability Equality Duty is a new way to help do this. This is a new approach for public authorities to make them tackle disability discrimination in a proactive and practical way. This guidance is aimed at disabled people and their local disability organisations to help them gear up for this new duty and to communicate the vital role which they have to play in utilising the effectiveness of this duty to achieve better disability equality outcomes from public services.

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The social care sector and the Disability Equality Duty: a guide to the Disability Equality Duty and the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 for social care organisations

Author:
DISABILITY RIGHTS COMMISSION
Publisher:
Disability Rights Commission
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
49p.
Place of publication:
London

This new duty will have a significant impact on the whole social care sector and therefore anybody involved in, or who has an interest in social care, needs to both understand and get involved in this process. This guidance is the starting point for this.

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The disability equality duty: guidance on gathering and analysing evidence to inform action

Author:
DISABILITY RIGHTS COMMISSION
Publisher:
Disability Rights Commission
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
62p.
Place of publication:
Stratford upon Avon

This guidance considers the practical issues involved in gathering and analysing evidence about disabled people as part of the public sector Disability Equality Duty. Along with a range of further Guidance documents this guidance will be of support for disabled people in the effective implementation of the duty and help  meet organisations' overall strategic objectives. The Evidence Gathering Guidance includes a suggested standardised monitoring form.

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Shaping the future of equality: discussion paper

Author:
DISABILITY RIGHTS COMMISSION
Publisher:
Disability Rights Commission
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
45p.
Place of publication:
London

The Disability Debate seeks to identify and articulate the priorities for a new disability agenda and provide a roadmap for both the Commission for Equality and Human Rights (CEHR) and Government over the next 10-15 years.  Questions that will form part of the Disability Debate include: how can we ensure disabled people are safe in their communities?; how can disabled people be equipped with the skills to play an active role in society?; how can we ensure that disabled people are in control of their own lives?; how can we reform the welfare state so that it supports independence rather than creating dependence?

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Housing and the disability equality duty: a guide to the disability equality duty and Disability Discrimination Act 2005 for the social housing sector

Author:
DISABILITY RIGHTS COMMISSION
Publisher:
Disability Rights Commission
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
83p.
Place of publication:
Stratford upon Avon

This Guidance is for those who plan, manage or deliver social sector housing. It explains the new rights and duties introduced by the Disability Discrimination Act 2005, which amended the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA).

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The disability equality duty and involvement: guidance for public authorities on how to effectively involve disabled people

Author:
DISABILITY RIGHTS COMMISSION
Publisher:
Disability Rights Commission
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
55p.
Place of publication:
Stratford upon Avon

Public authorities have a legal duty to involve disabled people in creating their Disability Equality Schemes. This involvement must be planned, structured and significant. It will not be acceptable for public authorities simply to consult disabled people. The involvement with disabled people will need to be a much more active process. Alongside being a legal requirement, involvement is the key to achieving better public services for disabled people. Public authorities are not able to ensure disability equality without input from disabled people and their organisations. Central to the success of many involvement strategies will be the ability of public authorities to work with representative bodies of disabled people.

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The social care sector and the disability equality duty: additional information for social care organisations working with children and young people in England

Author:
DISABILITY RIGHTS COMMISSION
Publisher:
Disability Rights Commission
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
23p.
Place of publication:
Stratford upon Avon

We all want to live in communities where we can participate fully and equally. When we need assistance, we want this to be delivered in ways which help us to be included in society. We know that for many disabled people this hasn’t yet happened and there remains considerable work to be done to reach this objective. To ensure we do so we have the Disability Equality Duty for the public sector and this includes organisations providing social care. This new legal duty will mean that any public body must look at ways of ensuring that disabled people are treated equally. A similar duty was introduced on race equality a couple of years ago. This new law requires organisations like yours to be proactive in ensuring that disabled people are treated fairly.

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