England – One of the most disadvantaged groups is people with intellectual disability

To read on Equality and Human Rights Commission website:

Note: In the UK, the term of ‘Learning disability’ is used instead of ‘Intellectual disability’.

England’s most disadvantaged groups : People with learning disabilities

An Is England Fairer? review spotlight report (3 of 4)

Equality and Human Rights Commission

www.equalityhumanrights.com/IsEnglandFairer

March 2016

 

What is the purpose of this publication?

The Equality and Human Rights Commission’s first-ever report on equality and human rights progress for England, Is England Fairer?, highlighted the plight of four of the country’s most disadvantaged groups:

  • Gypsies, Travellers and Roma
  • Homeless people
  • People with learning disabilities
  • Migrants, refugees and asylum seekers

To facilitate further discussion, the Commission has drawn from the report to create a series of spotlight reports.

This spotlight report focusses on the experiences of people with learning disabilities.

Who is it for?

This report is intended for policy makers and influencers across all sectors and the general public.

What is inside?

The report includes findings on the experiences of people with learning disabilities in relation to:

  • education
  • work
  • health and care, and
  • prisons.

When was it published?

The report was published in March 2016.

Why did the Commission produce the report?

The Equality and Human Rights Commission promotes and enforces the laws that protect our rights to fairness, dignity and respect. As part of its duties, the Commission provides Parliament and the nation with periodic reports on equality and human rights progress in England, Scotland and Wales.

What formats are available?

The full report is available in PDF and Microsoft Word formats at:

www.equalityhumanrights.com/IsEnglandFairer

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