Including disability and all types of discrimination

Public and third sector information services

GOV.UK provides extensive information on discrimination rights. It is against the law to discriminate against anyone because of their age, gender reassignment, being married or in a civil partnership, being pregnant or on maternity leave, disability, race including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation. There is a separate section specifically on disability.

Citizens AdviceCitizens Advice also provides extensive information on discrimination, with detailed sections on understanding the different types of discrimination and taking action about discrimination.

Rights of Women is a womens voluntary organisation committed to informing, educating and empowering women concerning their legal rights. Founded in 1975, they offer free confidential legal advice by phone. The site provides information on the organisation and also a series of information sheets (in pdf) on divorce, child contact orders, child residence orders, and parental responsibility. The site also features downloadable copies of research and policy papers and a set of links in this policy area.

Equality and Human Rights Commission works to eliminate discrimination, reduce inequality, protect human rights and to build good relations, ensuring that everyone has a fair chance to participate in society. This new organisation has been made up of previous commissions: the Equal Opportunities Commission, the Commission for Racial Equality and the Disability Rights Commission, to cover and co-ordinate action against all these types of ineuqality.

Solicitors for the Elderly is a national association of solicitors, barristers and legal executives who are concerned with improving the availability and delivery of legal services to older people. The site contains a list of member solicitors, arranged by town or area, and als? a very good set of links to other bodies concerned with elderly people and the law, benefits, health, illness, disability, social services, carers and so on.