Category: Health and Social Care

Stonewall report: LGBT in Britain – health

One in seven LGBT people (14 per cent) have avoided treatment for fear of discrimination because they’re LGBT.

This is according to the November 2018 report (pdf) from Stonewall on mental health and well-being of LGBT people.

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Care Quality Commission report: State of Care 2017/18

Older LGB people have lived through direct discrimination in mental health services and there is not enough research exploring the effects of this on both the mental health of older LGB people and how they access services now.

State of Care 2017/18 (pdf) is the Care Quality Commission’s annual assessment of health and social care in England.

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Equality and Human Rights Commission report: Is Britain Fairer?

Although positive progress has been made in some areas of life for some people, there is still a lot more to do to ensure everyone is free from discrimination and can enjoy their basic human rights.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission have published their review of how Britain is performing on equality and human rights (pdf), in October 2018.

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Equality and Human Rights Commission briefing paper: Following Grenfell – The Right to Adequate and Safe Housing

The fact that people with limited mobility were living high up in Grenfell Tower and faced greater difficulties escaping the fire raises important questions about discrimination against certain groups and accessibility standards.

This is from the September 2018 briefing report (pdf) from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC),  which explains the human rights issues raised by the Grenfell Tower fire.

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