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06/13/2019

Network Rail explores idea to improve accessibility information

It comes amid the Access for All programme – a rail industry initiative to provide a railway that is accessible and inclusive for everyone. An idea to provide passengers with better information about lifts and escalators at railway stations has won the latest rail industry-backed InfraHack competition to improve innovation on the railway. The event, Read this story

06/10/2019

Changing Places toilets consultation

This Government consultation seeks views on how we can increase provision of Changing Places toilets in specific new, large buildings commonly used by the public, as well as those undergoing building works. Their proposed approach is to introduce a mandatory requirement for Changing Places toilets consultation in Building Regulations. This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 21 Read this story

06/09/2019

The Royal Parks Movement Strategy

The Royal Parks is embarking on an exciting and ambitious journey to develop a Movement Strategy that will influence movement and transportation throughout their parks and London. Review the information and survey on the Movement Strategy webpage. To provide your input please complete the survey before 14 July 2019 or write to them at movement.strategy@royalparks.org.uk.

06/05/2019

Habinteg: Forecast for accessible homes

England is in dire need of more housing. The government has responded with a variety of initiatives aiming to increase and speed up supply, with the ambitious aim of delivering 300,000 new homes per year. However, as our population ages and rates of disability increase, it is clear that to meet housing needs adequately, it Read this story

05/30/2019

Taking the P***

  The Royal Society for Public Health has published their report on the decline of the great British public toilet: Taking the P*** The report explores the dire state of the UK’s public conveniences, the impact this has on health and wellbeing, and public perceptions of what should be done. In recent decades an increasing pressure Read this story

05/30/2019

How Some of America’s Richest Towns Fight Affordable Housing

ProPublica report that in southwest Connecticut, the gap between rich and poor is wider than anywhere else in the country. Invisible walls created by local zoning boards and the state government block affordable housing and, by extension, the people who need it. More at: Separated by Design

03/06/2019

Enforcing the Equality Act: the law and the role of the EHRC examined

The Women and Equalities Committee has begun its scrutiny of the Equality Act 2010, following a request for written evidence, which closed on 5 October 2018. The Committee is holding the inquiry into the enforcement of the Equality Act 2010 – legislation which is designed to “provide a legal framework to protect the rights of Read this story