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Committee investigating Equality Act hears from disabled people and carers

8 December 2015

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In the penultimate session of its inquiry, the House of Lords Committee on the Equality Act 2010 and Disability ask disabled people about their experience seeking justice against discrimination. The Committee also hears from Carers UK, for their perspective on tackling discrimination.


Tuesday 8 December, Committee Room 4A, Palace of Westminster

At 3.30pm:

  • Emily Holzhausen OBE, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Carers UK
  • Michèle and Andrew Brenton
  • Jeanine and David Blamires

Possible questions

  • Given your experiences, what changes would you like to see to the courts process when seeking justice?
  • Would you have preferred going to a disability ombudsman?
  • What is your experience of reasonable adjustments, and of forcing institutions to make changes?
  • How aware are you of the rights of carers under the Equality Act 2010?
  • Does the Act cater well enough for carers who are disabled?

Further information

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