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Equality Act 2010

What do I need to know as a Carer?

The Equality Act 2010 replaces the existing anti- discrimination laws with a single Act. It simplifies the law, removing inconsistencies and making it easier for people to understand and comply with. It also strengthens the law in important ways to help tackle discrimination and inequality.

To help you understand how the new law can help you, a quick-start guide has been written. To see the full guide, go to the following link : http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/index/equality_act_2010_carer.pdf


Carers are people who care, unpaid, for others who are elderly or disabled.