Disability Guides

HELP WITH BENEFITS & MOTABILITY

 

Benefits And Work – Full Guides to filling out PIP and ESA Forms

https://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/ (Charge of £19.95 to access the full guides per year)

 

Benefits And Work – Ask Questions and read previous answers to similar questions on the forum

https://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/forum/index?view=category&layout=list

(Access to the forum is free, but forum is only open Mon to Fri. 2pm-4pm & 8pm-10pm, staffed by professional benefit workers)

 

Motability Online Search

http://www.motability.co.uk/cars-scooters-and-powerchairs/search/

 

Motability Car Reviews

http://www.whichmobilitycar.co.uk/motability-best-buys/

EQUALITY & DISCRIMINATION

…from the UK Government

 

1.Gov Document: “Equality Act 2010”

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/pdfs/ukpga_20100015_en.pdf

 

2.Gov Document: “Easy Read: The Equality Act 2010 – Making Equality Real”

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/85012/easy-read.pdf

 

3.Gov Document: “Guidance on Matters to be Taken into Account in Determining Questions Relating to the Definition of Disability”

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/570382/Equality_Act_2010-disability_definition.pdf

 

4.Gov Document: “Equality Act 2010: What Do I Need To Know? A Summary Guide To Your Rights”

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/85017/individual-rights1.pdf

 

5.Gov Document: “Equality Act 2010: Duty on Employers To Make Reasonable Adjustments For Their Staff”

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/138118/Equality_Act_2010_-_Duty_on_employers_to_make_reasonable_adjustments_for....pdf

 

6.Gov Document: “Recruitment – Asking Questions about Disability and Health”

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/138117/small-business-guidance.pdf

 

 

…from ACAS

 

7.ACAS E-learning: “Equality and Diversity”

https://elearning.acas.org.uk/

 

 

8.ACAS Document: “Equality and Discrimination: Understand the Basics”

http://www.acas.org.uk/media/pdf/d/8/Equality-and-discrimination-understand-the-basics.pdf

Contents

  • The Nine Protected Characteristics

  • Types of Discrimination

  • Exemptions and Exceptions – Where Discrimination Is Lawful?

  • Other Aspects Of Equality Law

 

 

9.ACAS Document: “Discrimination: What To Do If It Happens?”

http://www.acas.org.uk/media/pdf/o/l/Discrimination-what-to-do-if-it-happens.pdf

Contents

  • Step 1: Raising and Receiving Complaints and Concerns About Discrimination

  • Step 2: Investigating the Matter

  • Step 3: Deciding How to Handle the Matter

  • Step 4: Taking Action

  • Step 5: Avoiding Further Allegations of Discrimination

 

 

10.ACAS Document: “Prevent Discrimination: Support Equality”

http://www.acas.org.uk/media/pdf/2/e/Prevent-discrimination-support-equality.pdf

Contents

  • Step 1: Understanding Where Discrimination Can Arise

  • Step 2: Taking Measures To Stop Discrimination Happening

  • Step 3: Monitoring If and How The Measures Are Working

  • Other Aspects of Equality Law

 

11.ACAS Document: “Disability discrimination: key points for the workplace”

http://www.acas.org.uk/media/pdf/d/b/Disability_discrim_keypoints_workplace_28_09_16tc2.pdf

Contents

  • What is Disability Discrimination?

  • How Disability Discrimination Can Happen?

  • Key Area of Employment Where It Can Happen

  • Considerations for Everyone

  • Flexible working

  • Asking questions about health

  • Disability stereotypes

  • Unacceptable terminology and behaviour

  • Disabilities which may be life-threatening

  • Employee’s wish for confidentiality

  • Managing mental health at work

  • Matching core ‘Occupational requirements’ of the job

  • Taking ‘Positive action’

  • Armed Forces

    How Employees Should Raise Complaints?

    How Employers Should Handle Discrimination Complaints?

    Further Information

 

 

…from the Human Rights Commission

 

12.Human Rights Commission – Equality Act Handbook for Advisors

http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/sites/default/files/equality_act_2010_-_handbook_for_advisers.pdf

 

 

STATISTICS

 

Select Committee: The Equality Act 2010: The Impact on Disabled People

https://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201516/ldselect/ldeqact/117/117.pdf