We believe it is important to use the law to fight for our rights. The Disability Justice Project is run by Inclusion London. It supports London Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations to use the law to help Deaf/Disabled people make our rights to independent living and access to goods and services a reality.
The project focuses on 3 key pieces of legislation:
- The Care Act 2014,
- The Equality Act 2010, and
- the Human Rights Act 1998
and how we can use them to help secure independent living and access to goods and services.
What we do
- build strong partnerships between DDPOs and lawyers through our DDPO Legal Network. The network enables DDPOs and leading legal experts to identify and bring test cases to advance our rights to independent living and access to goods and services;
- help DDPOs to find the best lawyers to enable them to support Deaf/Disabled people to legally challenge the breaches of our rights under the Equality Act, The Care Act and the Human Rights Act;
- provide bespoke training sessions and support for information, advice and advocacy workers and managers working in DDPOs so they can make best use of The Care Act, The Equality Act and the Human Rights Act when trying to secure independent living and access to goods and services.
Get involved and make change happen
Whether you are a DDPO or a lawyer practicing in the field of human rights, public law, community care or discrimination join our Disability Justice Project and help us use the law to secure Disabled people’s rights.
We are not able to give legal advice to individual Disabled people or support DDPOs on issues which are not related to independent living and access to goods and services or are not within the scope of the Care Act, the Equality Act or the Human Rights Act.
Thanks to our funders
We would like to thank the Equality and Human Rights Commission who funded the production of these guides through their grants programme. The Disability Justice Project is supported by The Baring Foundation.