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Carers UK Forum • DDA for carers
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DDA for carers

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 12:28 pm
by Limana68
HI there
Does anyone know whether the law has come into force yet to protect carers under the DDA?? I know that the recent case was successful( Sharon Lawrence I think?) but not if it has actually changed anything as yet?

Thanks

Li x

Hi Li, The law change

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:43 pm
by Matt Hill
Hi Li,

The law change that came about as a result of Sharon Coleman's case will be put into the Equality Bill. At the moment it is still a Bill and is due to go through the House of Lords this autumn, and is expected to be law from early next year.

You can read our detailed briefing about it at this link

Carers UK is still collecting evidence about discrimination, as we still feel carers needs could be made more explicit on the face of the Bill. We are currently lobbying on this. We will step up our lobbying when it gets to the House of Lords.

If you have an example of discrimination against you as a carer please contribute to our discrimination dossier. read more about it at this link

Matt

Really interesting reading Thanks Matt Li

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:26 pm
by Limana68
Really interesting reading
Thanks Matt

Li