NHS Accessible Information Standard

The NHS Accessible Information Standard helps to ensure clearer information for disabled people and their carers. All places that provide NHS care or adult social care are expected to follow the new standard. This includes your GP and hospital. It has been over a year since the Standard came into force. The Accessible Information Standard… Read More

Reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act 2010

In brief The reasonable adjustments duty under the Equality Act 2010 is to avoid the disadvantage which a disabled person experiences because of their disability. For example, being unable to access a workplace because the building only has stairs and no ramps. Making reasonable adjustments are usually straight forward although people tend to still get… Read More

Hate Crime

The Association of Chief Police Officers and the Crown Prosecution Service have agreed a common definition of hate crime: “Any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a person’s race or perceived race; religion or perceived religion; sexual orientation or perceived… Read More