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31 August, 2010

Equality Act 2010 (Disability) Regulations 2010

New regulations that support the definition of disability in the Act by helping to define who is, and who is not, a disabled person, and supplement provisions in the Act that require reasonable adjustments to be made for disabled people.

31 August, 2010

Older and disabled people face wave of care charge rises

Coalition on Charging warns financial pressures likely to result in councils looking to decrease their costs.

31 August, 2010

Care Quality Commission launches consultation on new equality and human rights guidance

New guidance for inspectors and assessors designed to help ensure robust scrutiny of human rights issues within the Commission's essential standards of quality and care.

31 August, 2010

Evaluation of the Individual Budget Pilots for Families with Disabled Children

New research carried out for the former Department for Children Schools and Families.

27 August, 2010

Fairness must be at the heart of budget decisions, says Equalities and Human Rights Commission

Government must consider the effect of budget cuts on vulnerable groups and decisions should be evidence-based, fair and transparent.

26 August, 2010

Equality Act 2010 and the Public sector Equality Duty

Government Equalities Office launches consultation to seek views on proposals for draft regulations for the specific duties and the list of public bodies that will be subject to the duties.

26 August, 2010

Disability charities threaten judicial review of government’s Budget proposals

Treasury has not considered impact on disabled people, say Disability Alliance, Disability Law Service and The Disability Charities Consortium.

26 August, 2010

Enabling households at risk of domestic violence to remain in their own homes

Research published by Communities and Local Government considers effectiveness of multi-agency, victim centred Sanctuary Schemes.

20 August, 2010

Government cuts to Supporting People programme could hit more than 400,000 vulnerable people

Potential 40 percent cut could lead to temporary accommodation and outreach services being axed, says National Housing Federation.

13 August, 2010

Disability groups call for government cooperation on social care

New report by Voluntary Organisations Disability Group highlights the importance of the government working with the voluntary sector to improve social care and save money.

9 August, 2010

Equality Act 2010 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2010

New statutory instrument that provides for the coming into force of specified provisions of the 2010 Act, including in relation to the definition of 'disability'; the duty to make 'reasonable adjustments'; and exceptions to the equality of terms provisions.

5 August, 2010

Four in ten councils have missed key target in social care transformation programme

New report by Opportunity Links highlights variation in progress of local councils in delivering joined up, universal information and advice services.

5 August, 2010

29 July, 2010

Government announces plan to refresh national Carers Strategy

Minister for Care Services seeks views on the key priorities that will have the greatest impact on improving carers' lives in the next four years.

28 July, 2010

Care Quality Commission publishes annual report for 2009/2010

Priorities include making sure care is centred on people's needs and protects their rights.

27 July, 2010

Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Miscellaneous Consequential Amendments) Order 2010

New regulations issued in relation to the repeal in England of the existing registration system for health and adult social care providers under the Care Standards Act 2000.

27 July, 2010

DWP Under-Secretary of State makes statement on future of the Independent Living Fund

Coalition government is committed to ensuring severely disabled people receive the support they need, says Lord Freud.

27 July, 2010

G v E & Ors

[2010] EWCA Civ 822

26 July, 2010

Long-term future of Independent Living Fund to be settled in 2010 comprehensive spending review

Decision to be made on whether Fund remains a separate government agency or whether councils take on responsibility for administering payments for disabled people as part of personal budgets.