Disability Rights Commission challenges new equality body

The Disability Rights Commission today lays down a challenge to the body that will take over its functions this year in delivering improved outcomes for disabled people over the next decade.

In  ten reports, covering social care, child poverty, employment, education and health, among others, it sets out the main public policy challenges facing the government and the new Commission for Equality and Human Rights.

The CEHR will take over the DRC’s functions, alongside those of the Commission for Racial Equality and the Equal Opportunities Commission in October.

In social care, the DRC calls for inspectorates to assess how far individual choices have been met by councils as a key performance measure in service delivery, planning and commissioning.

It also calls for the link between child poverty and disability to be broken by 2020.

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