- Disability Discrimination Act 1995
- Disabled people are another vulnerable group of people who require protecting of their rights and support.
- The act was passed to end
long-standing discrimination against disabled people in:
- Access to goods, facilities and services
- The management, buying or renting of land or property
- Changes made
- The Act introduced new rights to reduce unfair discrimination on the grounds of disability. In particular, the act made it unlawful for a provider of services to treat disabled people less favourably than others
1999, service providers have had to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ for disabled
people in order for them to access these services easily and independently.
- These provisions included adjusting premises to overcome physical barriers to access, installing disabled toilets with suitable aids, road crossings etc.
- Care organisations and practitioners working with disabled people now have to ensure that they work in ways that respect the rights of all disabled people.
- Equality Act 2010
- in 2010 the Disability Act was repealed and replaced with the Equality Act 2010. The act made direct and indirect discrimination, as a whole, illegal.
- While this is direct action it is not specifically aimed at this vulnerable group and does not strive to ensure the disabled population are treated fairly.