Equality and Human Rights Commission

Equality and Human Rights Commission issues Scottish housing discrimination FAQs

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has issued a short FAQs document for advisers in Scotland’s housing sector which sets out the support on offer for dealing with discrimination issues.

Published 25 October 2018

Blog: New EHRC guide for disabled people seeking accessible housing

In a guest blog written for Inclusion Scotland, the Equality and Human Rights Commission highlights a new guide for disabled people living in Scotland looking at social housing, the private rented sector and adaptations (for all tenures).

Published 22 October 2018

New initiative to address discrimination in housing

Increased awareness of equality law among lawyers and housing advisors will help tackle the discrimination faced by some groups of people at risk of eviction or homelessness, a conference in Glasgow will hear today.

Published 21 May 2018

Blog: Blackwood chief executive responds to EHRC report on disability housing

A recent report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission in Scotland (EHRC) which calls on the Scottish Government to produce a strategy to ensure there’s an adequate supply of housing for people with disabilities is a positive call to action for accessible modern housing, with support, which meets the needs of disabled people across the country, writes Fanchea Kelly.

Published 21 May 2018

Equality Commission calls for end to Scotland's hidden disability housing crisis

Scotland’s disabled people are being failed by government policy and local government inaction, which leaves thousands with no decent home to live in, according to an Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) inquiry into disabled people’s housing.

Published 11 May 2018

Blog: Fighting discriminatory letting agents with the Equality Act

Frank Jarvis summarises some recent cases where the Equality Act was deployed against letting agents discriminating against prospective tenants.

Published 16 March 2018

Human rights commission to launch own Grenfell inquiry

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has launched a new project to examine the human rights and equality dimensions of the Grenfell Tower fire after its application to participate in the official inquiry was declined.

Published 11 December 2017

Human rights body warns of ‘bleak future’ for poorest in society due to tax and welfare policies

The poorest in society are being hit the hardest by changes to tax, social security and public spending reforms, a new report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has revealed.

Published 17 November 2017

Thousands of Scottish wheelchair users inadequately housed

A new report into life for disabled people across Great Britain by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has highlighted a decrease in the amount of wheelchair adapted local authority housing in Scotland.

Published 4 April 2017

Equality and Human Rights Commission inquiry into housing for disabled people

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched an inquiry into the housing experiences of disabled people in Scotland.

Published 1 March 2017

Equality watchdog to investigate ‘chronic’ lack of accessible housing

A major new inquiry starting is to investigate the chronic lack of accessible and adaptable housing available for disabled people in Britain.

Published 16 December 2016