equal opportunities

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) is strongly supportive of the draft directive, and the overarching principle, that equal treatment means there should be no direct or indirect discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation.

Document offering practical advice and information to help NHS organisations meet their responsibilities with regard to sexual orientation and employment or health care delivery.

Report commissioned by Scottish ministers to enable reporting on progress being made towards equality of opportunity between disabled people and other people across the Education and Lifelong Learning ministerial portfolio.

Booklet featuring case studies of situations in which young people may find themselves unfairly treated and providing information on where they can seek help and advice.

Document setting out a constitution for social care in England designed to make social care services simpler, fairer and more equal for all. It is based on principles such as citizenship, equality, access and eligibility, independence and choice and control.

Paper highlighting the 'skills paradox' in the UK whereby those lacking basic skills are least likely to participate in formal learning. It identifies policies which can help rectify this trend and argues for a coherent skills strategy which takes equally into account the labour market, the training system and people's everyday lives.

Document setting out UK Government standards for all child care services. There are 14 national standards, each representing a particular quality outcome such as child protection and environment and a minimum standard of quality below which no provider may fall.

The Scottish Recovery Indicator (SRI) is a mental health service development tool designed to aid mental health services in making sure their activities are focused on assisting the recovery of people using their services. The SRI is a three-stage process involving planning and preparation, collecting data and drawing up a service development plan.

This report draws on a literature review and consultation to examine the current performance of care and support in protecting and promoting human rights and equality. The report aims to influence thinking on the future of care and support in England and it sets out the actions the Equality and Human Rights Commission will take to help make its vision for care and support a reality.

The JRF's recent public consultation revealed a strong sense of unease about some of the changes shaping British society. This Viewpoint continues the discussion about modern 'social evils' on the theme of 'inequality'. Chris Creegan argues that until we can reconcile the problems of excessive individualism, consumerism and greed at the heart of contemporary society, life opportunities will continue to be lost, limited and wasted.