Equality and Diversity Forum have now launched their ground-breaking online handbook, Practical Equality Rights in Welfare Benefits Advice, to help everyone providing advice or information on welfare benefits to use equality rights to solve everyday discrimination problems. The handbook is part of the Everyday Equality project, funded by the EHRC.
What is the Practical Equality Rights in Welfare Benefits Advice handbook?
For welfare benefits advisers and information providers working in community groups and advice organisations, the handbook has tips and tools about identifying discrimination. For advisers we have case studies, checklist and tools to help you use the Equality Act to solve your client’s everyday problems in a practical way.
For advice managers, the handbook has a new guide about managing and improving the delivery of discrimination advice.
The handbook also includes a new guide to demonstrating the equality impact of welfare benefits advice, using the Equality and Human Rights Commission Measurement Framework, an A-Z of Equality Rights, a directory of equality resources, FAQs, four downloadable posters, and a downloadable ‘quick guide’.
They are developing a short set of materials to help advice agencies to use the new online handbook and to raise awareness with their advisers. If you are interested in piloting or using these materials please let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org
They are hoping to run a small event later in the year, in Manchester. If you are interested in taking part or attending, please let them know: email@example.com
They would be pleased to hear from you with questions, suggestions and feedback on the handbook. Please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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