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Citizens Advice belongs to the Equality and Diversity Forum which is the network of national organisations committed to progress on age, disability, gender, race, religion and belief, sexual orientation and broader equality and human rights issues:

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  • Children’s Rights Alliance for England report: Change it!

    79,000 families are currently housed in temporary accommodation in England, a staggering rise of 65% since 2010. This is according to a June 2018 report by Children&#8217;s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) and the Change it! steering group of 24 young activists who have experienced homelessness. The report finds: Bed and Breakfasts and Temporary Accommodation are &#8230; <p class="link-more"><a href="http://www.edf.org.uk/childrens-rights-alliance-for-england-report-change-it/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Children&#8217;s Rights Alliance for England report: Change it!"</span></a></p>

  • Women and Equalities Committee – Government response to Fathers and the Workplace report

    The Government rejects most of the recommendations which were designed to modernise workplace policies for 21st century families. This is according to the Women and Equalities Committee, who have published the Government&#8217;s response to their March 2018 report on Fathers and the Workplace. The Committee&#8217;s report put forward new measures on paternity leave and pay, shared paternal &#8230; <p class="link-more"><a href="http://www.edf.org.uk/women-and-equalities-committee-government-response-fathers-and-the-workplace/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Women and Equalities Committee &#8211; Government response to Fathers and the Workplace report"</span></a></p>

  • Scope: Workshops on the Experience of Disabled People in the Workplace – Cardiff, London and Leeds

    Scope are inviting people with disabilities to attend focus groups across the UK on the experience of disabled people in the workplace. Find out more. Scope intend to ask disabled people what information employers should collect about their disabled employees. The workshops are taking place in: Cardiff &#8211; 18 June 2018 London &#8211; 20 June 2018 Leeds &#8230; <p class="link-more"><a href="http://www.edf.org.uk/scope-workshops-on-the-experience-of-disabled-people-in-the-workplace-cardiff-london-and-leeds/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Scope: Workshops on the Experience of Disabled People in the Workplace &#8211; Cardiff, London and Leeds"</span></a></p>

  • Home Office funding scheme: Places of Worship Security

    The Home Office has opened bids for its Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme to protect against hate crime. Bids close on 10 August 2018. This funding scheme is part of the Government Hate Crime Action Plan. Places of worship can submit bids for projects costing up to £70,000 for protective security measures and will be &#8230; <p class="link-more"><a href="http://www.edf.org.uk/home-office-funding-scheme-places-of-worship-security/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Home Office funding scheme: Places of Worship Security"</span></a></p>

  • Care and Support Alliance report: Voices from the Social Care Crisis

    At least 12 million older people and disabled people do not receive the care they require, a number which has almost doubled since 2010. This is according to a May 2018 report by the Care and Support Alliance which reveals the impact of the failing social care system. Key findings include: 1 in 5 have gone without &#8230; <p class="link-more"><a href="http://www.edf.org.uk/care-and-support-alliance-voices-from-social-care-crisis/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Care and Support Alliance report: Voices from the Social Care Crisis"</span></a></p>