BIHR will be running 3 open courses on health and human rights in early 2013. The events will be of interest to individuals working on health-related issues in either the voluntary or statutory sectors and are funded by the Department of Health as part of a 3 year programme.
30 October 2012
Today BIHR and n:compass Advocacy Services launch an essential new Pocket Guide to help families and friends caring for loved ones know and secure their rights.
This Pocket Guide shines a light on the hidden world of unpaid carers, those family members, friends and neighbours who work tirelessly to care for some of the most vulnerable members of our community. Carers in the North West of England flagged the need for a Pocket Guide, knowing that human rights are important to their caring role, but finding little accessible information out there.
Produced as part of BIHR’s Human Rights in the Community Project, the Pocket Book explains how human rights, particularly those in the Human Rights Act 1998, are relevant to carers and those they care for, helping to protect from abuse and neglect and to secure access to services.
Stephen Bowen, Director of the British Institute of Human Rights said:
Many of the groups we work with have requested a step-by-step approach to identifying and making human rights challenges. This publication is focussed on how to write a letter raising concerns under the Human Rights Act but it also raises more general points about which issues to highlight, important information that should be included in any challenge, and how to escalate a complaint if it is not being dealt with adequately. The guide offers worked-through examples and should be useful for individuals or organisations looking for basic background information and assistance.
Download the publication here.