Melton Borough Council

Protected Characteristics

Disability and the law 

More information on the protected characteristic of ‘Disability’ can be found here:


Disability useful contacts and links:

Action Deafness aims to improve quality of life by promoting independence and equality of opportunity for Deaf, Deafened, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing people.

Action for Advocacy website list independent advocacy information and services to help people say what they want, secure their rights, represent their interests and obtain services they need.

The Carers Centre are a Leicestershire based charity and dedicated to supporting family carers across the diverse population of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland who look after people with different needs.

Disability Network is dedicated to promoting equality for disabled people in the civil service across the UK.

Disability Rights UK works to create a society where everyone with lived experience of disability or health conditions can participate equally as full citizens. Disability site provides services and information for disabled people, including employment, financial support, rights, education, independent living, housing, health and leisure

 Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).The Helpline advises and assists individuals on issues relating to equality and human rights, across England, Scotland and Wales.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) Great Britain’s national equality body which has been awarded an ‘A’ status as a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) by the United Nations. They use their unique powers to challenge discrimination, promote equality of opportunity and protect human rights.

LAMP specialise in providing mental health advocacy, information and advice services, and work in consultation to help improve and develop local mental health provision.

Leicestershire Centre for Integrated Living: is a User Led Organisation based in Leicester city that works in innovative ways based on the social model of disability to support disabled people at a local, regional and national level to exercise choice and control for independent living.

MENCAP for people with learning disabilities with over 400 local groups

MIND provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Mosaic a local Leicestershire based organisation whose mission is to deliver a range of information and services that disabled people want; services that promote inclusion, integration, independence, choice, empowerment, respect and dignity.

RNIB offers practical and emotional support to those that need them, so they can continue living life to the full

Scope UK working to ensure that disabled people and their families can have the same opportunities as everyone else.

Shaw Trust is a charity in the UK which helps disabled and disadvantaged people into employment and independent living.

Vista is a charity that is dedicated to improving the lives of people with sight loss in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.