Minister announces new appointments to Equality 2025
Jonathan Shaw MP, Minister for Disabled People, has announced the appointment of nine members to Equality 2025. The appointments will run for a three-year term beginning 1 April 2010. Find out more details on the ODI website
Applications invited for Equality 2025 appointees
Following the recommendations of the Equality 2025 review, the group is re-focussing itself as a high-level advisory group. To support this change, ODI plans to appoint up to four new members to Equality 2025 to take up their posts on 1 April 2010.
Find details on how to apply on the ODI website
National Public Meeting 2009 report
‘Eradicate prejudices’ and ‘get social care right’ were two of the key messages that came from our National Public Meeting.
The meeting gave delegates the opportunity to tell us the issues that really mattered to them – and we listened.
Hate Crime was the deepest concern for delegates. Many had been victims of this crime and were keen to know what the Government was doing about it. Equality 2025 is currently working with the Home Office to tackle this issue. Your views will contribute to any advice we give.
Social care was discussed at length. Issues such as the freedom to move between areas and still get the right level of support were raised. The information you told us will assist us in shaping the social reform agenda.
You also told us where you thought government should be focusing its efforts in the future. The image of disability in the media and how to make existing rights reality are just some of the ideas you gave us. We will look at how we can address these topics and bring them into our work next year.
Thank you to everyone who came along to share their views and experiences with us.
National Public Meeting agenda and registration
The agenda for Equality 2025's third National Public Meeting is now available to download. If you have any questions about the agenda, or would like to attend, contact the secretariat at email@example.com
- National Public Meeting 2009 agenda (PDF, 2 pages, 173 KB)
To register for the meeting visit our National Public Meeting registration page
Equality 2025's second annual report
Equality 2025's second report was published on 17 June 2009. Find
it on this site on our About us page.
Tell us about your networks
Equality 2025 has been asked to advise Government on how it can involve disabled people in putting its Independent Living Strategy into action. The Independent Living Strategy is a 5 year action plan aimed at improving disabled people’s life chances and their experiences of services. Produced in partnership with disabled people, it is a strategy that reaches right across Government.
In particular, we have been asked to advise on setting up a “network of networks” of disabled people that will be able to monitor, evaluate, and comment on the implementation of the strategy.
To do this, we would like to ask you some questions about the networks you have with other disabled people. This is so we can get evidence that will allow us to give Government good advice about how well disabled people are connected to one another.
Download the questionnaire (MS Word document, 6 pages, 42 KB)
Meet Equality 2025 this summer
Equality 2025 continues its programme of public meetings through 2009.
The first major London meeting will be at Upton Park, the home of West Ham Football Club, on Tuesday 30 June (a change from the originally published date), where topics will include the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People and Independent Living. On Thursday 9 July Equality 2025 will be visiting Southampton's DeVere Grand Harbour Hotel.
Further information about the London event can be found in the press release below:
- London hosts major disability event (press release) (PDF, 2 pages, 40 KB)
- London hosts major disability event (text-only press release) (rtf, 2 pages, 27 KB)
If you are disabled and would like to attend either event, please contact Equality 2025 via firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 020 7449 5073. Equality 2025 will reimburse reasonable expenses relating to your attendance, but please check any likely costs before you visit.
Follow news of upcoming events, as well as updates on the meetings held in Aberdeen and Northern Ireland earlier this year, at www.odi.gov.uk/equality2025.
Equality 2025 members at Naidex 2009
Equality 2025 members will be present at the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) stand (Number 56) on 28-30 April at Naidex 2009 at the NEC, Birmingham. The members will be taking to opportunity to meet with disabled people at the event.
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