At this year’s Conservative Party Conference Chris spoke at events organised by Demos and the Work Foundation. Both events covered a subject he cares passionately about; creating employment opportunities and giving people a chance for a better future. Although unemployment figures are at a record low employment prospects for many young people and disabled people remain a particular struggle. Disabled […]
On September 10th Lord Holmes joined Helen Grant, Minister for Sport, to launch a new Premiership Rugby programme that aims to get more women and ethnic minorities involved in rugby. An EHRC grant of £600000 will be used to get 700 women and girls into the sport, train up 480 coaches and involve 2500 participants. Chris sees this new initiative as […]
This summer the Equalities and Human Rights Commission have published a handy passport sized guide to your rights when you fly as a disabled traveller. Due to a legal loophole the rights we citizens enjoy on the ground in UK and EU countries are replaced by an outdated agreement known as the Montreal Convention when we board […]
In the studio with 50 days to go, BBC Sport, 10/07/2012. In his own words; “Record TV Audiences and a Nation Smiling: You Are Experiencing the London 2012 Paralympic Games”, Huffington Post, 07/09/2012 Interview with Gareth Davies, Paralympics Correspondent at the Daily Telegraph.
Chris would like to thank the Institute of Highway Engineers for their response to his recently published report into people’s experiences of shared space.
As Disability Commissioner at The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) Chris is spearheading a new government-backed project aimed at unlocking economic and creative potential by increasing the diversity of people working in Britain’s television sector. As Great Britain’s national equality body and authority on equality legislation, the Commission will be providing expert legal guidance on what […]