In October 2010, a new Equality Act came into force to provide a legal framework to protect the rights of individuals and advance equality of opportunity for all.
The Equality Act 2010 stands to protect people from discrimination. It covers:
Under this act, if you have ill-health or a disability, you are entitled to request adaptations to your home.
The circumstances are endless but can include:
Public bodies and companies, such as local councils and housing associations, have a further duty to:
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