Welcome to DEAL – Disability Equality Act Labour

Coronavirus information.

Disabled people with chronic physical conditions, or who employ carers and personal assistants are at specific risk during the Coronavirus crisis.

In this section of our website we will try to share important information as the crisis continues.

The Bunker.

A national group set up by disabled people for disabled people during the Coronavirus crisis. The place to share tactics and strategies if you are self isolating or you have carers or PAs.

Model briefing document for PAs and carers.

Created by Esther for use by people in The Bunker, you can amend and use this practical model to brief your PAs and carers during the Coronavirus crisis.

Coronavirus useful links.

Thanks to Shaping Our Lives, and the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Health and Wellbeing Alliance for the links below.

Government main page regarding Coronavirus:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Government statement – Supporting disabled people through the coronavirus outbreak:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/supporting-disabled-people-through-the-coronavirus-outbreak

Government guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people

Government Safeguarding Factsheet: Community volunteers during COVID-19 outbreak:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/safeguarding-factsheet-community-volunteers-during-covid-19-outbreak

Learning Disability England – information and video about Coronavirus and what to do:

https://www.learningdisabilityengland.org.uk/what-we-do/keeping-informed-and-in-touch-during-coronavirus/

Race Equality Foundation – Coronavirus information and resources:

https://raceequalityfoundation.org.uk/health-care/coronavirus-information-and-resources/

Covid-19 & Mental Health (Association of Mental Health Providers):

https://amhp.org.uk/resources/covid-19-mental-health/

Beyond Words – Beating the Virus: A free downloadable story:

https://booksbeyondwords.co.uk/downloads-shop/beating-the-virus

Government voucher scheme launches for schools providing free school meals:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/voucher-scheme-launches-for-schools-providing-free-school-meals

New advice for safe funerals after discussions with faith leaders (Public Health England):

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-advice-for-safe-funerals-after-discussions-with-faith-leaders

Government guidance for care of the deceased:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-care-of-the-deceased

The Equality Act 2010 (disability) and the Labour Party.

Equality Act 2010 (disability) and the Labour Party

by Disability Equality ACT Labour

This legal handbook gives you the information you need to ensure you are not acting in breach of equality legislation.

At a time of unprecedented growth in membership for the Labour Party, what do activists, branches, CLPs, regions and the NEC need to do to comply with the Equality Act 2010 and ensure disabled members can fully participate?

Essential reading for activists, officers, staff, candidates and representatives.

Image of the cover of the handbook.

It’s about including people – as simple as that. Let’s be a shining example of equality in action – it’s what we’re all about isn’t it?!

John McDonnell says:

‘Wow, it’s a fantastic piece of work…

Thanks for this great and much needed initiative.’

Photo of John McDonnell.

Choose your format below, and click to download your copy of Equality Act 2010 (disability) and the Labour Party. The PDF format is in 14pt Calibri and is fully accessible for screen reading software.

“It is a remarkably good document… I do know a lot of very hard work and legal advice has gone into producing it and I personally commend its authors for their dedication and hard work on behalf our Party.”

Steve Tomlinson, Unite Disabilities Rep and Disabilities Campaigner.

“It will be on the reading list for anyone who wants to be a City Councillor in Leicester in 2019.”

Graham Wheatley,

Leicester Local Campaign Forum secretary.

Put our model motion to your branch!

We are an informal group campaigning for disability equality in the Labour Party.

Here is our model motion for you to put to your branch in support of our legal handbook:

This branch welcomes the legal handbook “Equality Act 2010 (disability) and the Labour Party”, produced and published free online at disabilityequalityactlabour.org by the Disability Equality Act Labour group.

The hard work that has gone into this document by disabled Labour Party members and experts in the field of disability equality are to be commended.

We recommend the handbook to our CLP and call for the NEC to accept it, in its entirety, as official internal policy at all levels of the Party.

We recommend a CLP donation of £50, and encourage individual members to make what donations they feel able to towards a print run to enable the DEAL group to make the handbook available at Party events including regional and national conferences.

(Cheques should be made payable to Disability Equality Act Labour and sent to DEAL, 32 Battlebridge Court, Wharfdale Road, London N1 9UA.)

Join our Facebook group

Our Facebook group is where the bulk of our work happens.

Join us there to make suggestions about what we should do to get our legal handbook accepted as internal Party policy by the NEC and all Party structures.

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Legal handbook 2019 cover

Help us to get the handbook printed!

We want to do a print run of Equality Act 2010 (disability) and the Labour Party. It would be great to have copies to hand people at events and meetings, including national conference. Can you help us raise the money we need to do this?

Send cheques made payable to Disability Equality Act Labour to DEAL, 32 Battlebridge Court, Wharfdale Road, London N1 9UA.

Suggestions

Please use the form below to send your ideas for additions for the next edition of Equality Act 2010 (disability) and the Labour Party.

Many thanks.

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Legal handbook 2019 cover
Legal handbook 2019 cover

We are an unincorporated group and we do most of our work via our Facebook group.

Our accounts can be seen here: http://bit.ly/dealaccounts.