- About Disability Employment Charter
- More Information on Lord Shinkwin’s Disability Rights Activities
- Disability Rights and Policy in the United Kingdom (UK)
- Disability Inclusive Employment Policy and Burton Blatt Institute (United States)
- Lord Kevin Shinkwin, Member of the House of Lords of the United Kingdom
- Mr. Kim Hoque, Professor of Human Resource Management and Director of the Industrial Relations Research Unit at the University of Warwick Business School
About Disability Employment Charter
Disability Employment Charter
The Disability Employment Charter consists of nine areas of action that the authors believe the British government needs to tackle to address the disadvantage that disabled people face in finding and staying in work. Each of the nine areas of action contain several specific tasks that they believe will help achieve positive change for disabled people’s employment outcomes.
- Disability Employment Charter Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- List of Signatories for the Disability Employment Charter
These businesses and organizations officially support the Charter.
More Information on Lord Shinkwin’s Disability Rights Activities
- Archived News Articles on Lord Shinkwins’ Disability Rights Efforts
Source: Disability News Service
- Article: Disability Must Stop Being Workplace D&I’s Poor Relation, Says Disabled Conservative Peer
Source: Forbes (March 30, 2021)
- Article: Commission on Disability to Be Led by Lord Shinkwin
Source: Centre for Social Justice (May 25, 2020)
- Centre for Social Justice
- Report: Commissioning Excellence in Disability (2021) [PDF]
- Able to Excel Project
In July of 2019, Lord Shinkwin co-authored a discussion paper, Able to Excel (demos.co.uk/project/able-to-excel) with his colleague, George Relph. It calls for equality and accessibility improvements for disabled graduates in housing, transportation, access to goods and services, and creating a strategic and accountable oversight framework.
Source: Disability Power 100
- Lord Shinkwin’s Personal Profile
Source: Conservative Disability Group
Disability Rights and Policy in the United Kingdom (UK)
- Disability @ Work
Professor Kim Hoque and three other academic researchers focus on improving disability employment policy and practice.
- Article: Disability Organisations Unite to Call on Government to Act to Tackle Disability Employment Discrimination
Source: DFN Foundation (October 22, 2021)
- National Disability Strategy
On July 28, 2021, the UK Government set out its new National Disability Strategy. Here are links to government planning and policy documents, including accessible and alternate formats.
- UK Government Blog Post on Launch of National Disability Strategy
Source: Disability Unit
- Equality Act of 2010
This law “covers everyone in Britain and protects people from discrimination, harassment and victimisation.” The Disability Discrimination Act of 1995 was repealed and replaced by the Equality Act of 2010.
Sources: Equality and Human Rights Commission, House of Lords Library
Disability Inclusive Employment Policy and Burton Blatt Institute (United States)
- Disability Inclusive Employment Policy Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers (DIEP-RRTC)
Over the next five years, the goal of the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on “Disability Inclusive Employment Policy” (DIEP) will be to design and implement a series of studies that produce new data and evidence on policy levers to increase employment rates of persons with disabilities with the objective of informing current and future policy and program development. This project includes significant partnerships with Syracuse, Harvard, and Rutgers Universities.
Source: Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University (BBI)
- More about the DIEP-RRTC
- More about the DIEP-RRTC
- Other Projects at the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University (BBI)