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Disability Rights UK

Right to Participate

DR UK's Right to Participate project was funded by the Legal Education Foundation to raise awareness of the Equality Act, especially the ways it can protect disabled people from discrimination in everyday situations (www.righttoparticipate.org)
Closes on 31/12/2019
Charity Registration No: 1138585

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Disabled people still face extensive barriers to participating in education, employment and other areas of daily life, for example:

- 80% of disabled people report restrictions on participating in leisure activities; visiting friends, going to the cinema or playing sport

- Unequal access to skills and qualifications and a widening gap between disabled and non-disabled people at GCSE and degree level.

- 30% gap in employment rates and, where they are working, disabled people's earnings average £1 per hour less

Through our project we've collected and published 50 stories written by disabled people about how discrimination has affected them. Disability Rights UK is now seeking to raise £3,000 towards a part-time communications post to help us:

- Promote our resources to other disabled people who've experienced discrimination

- Encourage more people to share their stories

- Take forward possible test cases, working with law firms and the Equality and Human Rights Commission

It's clear from the comments and messages we get that many disabled people feel powerless. Your support could radically alter the lives of individuals and bring about wholesale change at a structural level to the benefit of millions.

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Michael Gibson

1 month ago

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Anthony Stevens

1 month ago

£20.00

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About the charity

Disability Rights UK
Disability Rights UK

We are disabled people leading change. Disability Rights UK campaigns for the freedom to live independently and the opportunity to be free of poverty - for the 11 million people in Britain with lived experience of disability or health conditions.

Charity Registration No: 1138585

http://www.disabilityrightsuk.org

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