Disabled Man Wins Landmark Discrimination Case

A 64 year old London man with Multiple Sclerosis has won his claim of disability discrimination against a management company after it failed to make reasonable adjustments to enable him to use the leisure club at the block of flats in which he lives, and indirectly discriminated against him because of his disability. Alongside ruling that the management company had … Read More

Charities who help people with disabilities receive UK aid funding boost

Charities which help people with disabilities in developing countries have been given a major funding boost. AbleChild Africa, Humanity and Inclusion, British and Irish Agencies Afghanistan Group, Orbis Charitable Trust and Deafkidz concentrate a lot of their work on people with disabilities who can be marginalised by society. They work with people of all ages in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Rwanda, Ethiopia … Read More

Britain’s Got Talent: Is Lost Voice Guy’s win a watershed moment for disability?

On Sunday evening, Britain’s Got Talent drew to a close and this year’s winner was crowned. Nothing unusual there. But Lost Voice Guy’s victory wasn’t just notable because he was the first comedian to win in the show’s history – but also because he has cerebral palsy. Furthermore, the runner-up, another comedian named Robert White, has Asperger syndrome. The pair … Read More

The spirit of Harry and Meghan can revitalise our divided nation.

The royal wedding was an extraordinary event, it showed the face of a better Britain – open, forward-thinking, positive. The royal wedding proved an extraordinary event, with the magisterial backdrop of St George’s Chapel the perfect setting. There were several highlights – two stand-out moments being Bishop Michael Curry’s astonishing address and the Kingdom Choir’s spine-tingling performance of Stand By … Read More

Government under pressure to reform vital transgender laws

LGBT groups have called on the new minister for women and equalities to set a date for when key gender legislation will be reformed. Currently, under the Gender Recognition Act 2004, transgender people can have their gender identity recognised and legally changed on their birth certificates. But it means that people must go through what campaigners call ‘intrusive’ medical assessments, … Read More

Army officers told promotion will depend on ‘inclusiveness’

Army officers could be passed over for promotion if they have not done enough to improve “inclusiveness and diversity” in their units. It comes as new TV recruitment adverts promote the Army as an inclusive workplace with the strapline “Find where you belong.” A newly-uncovered addition to internal Forces documents shows personnel are now judged on their efforts to make … Read More

We know about the gender pay gap. But what about the disability pay gap?

Disabled people are made to feel grateful for having a job at all. It is time we were brought into the conversation Forcing companies to disclose their gender pay gap has been like pulling back the curtain. For the first time, we’re seeing the real picture behind the often-secretive world of pay: one in which every industry from academia and … Read More

British Army officers to be measured on ‘inclusiveness and diversity’ in their units

British Army officers are to be measured on their efforts to promote “inclusiveness and diversity” in their units under new guidelines. The news follows the Army’s most recent recruitment campaign, promoted using the tagline: “Find where you belong”. Now personnel will be judged on their efforts to make the unit a comfortable work environment regardless of recruits’ background, gender, ethnicity … Read More

BBC’s portrayal of diversity to come under scrutiny

Broadcasting regulator Ofcom is to investigate how well the BBC represents the diversity of the UK. The regulator said this would include speaking to audiences across the UK to “better understand their reflections on how the nations are represented and portrayed”. “We will also speak to people with a range of characteristics to better understand the concerns outlined by different … Read More