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Block contracts and discrimination

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Spoc123 Tue 26-Jul-16 17:20:46

I am blooming furious ......again. We need seating for our child but xxxx County Council only fund wombat seating because they have a contract and one size fits all in this county. Anyone challenged such blanket policy on grounds of discrimination?

JudyCoolibar Tue 26-Jul-16 17:55:22

No, but I strongly suspect you could. Contact the Equality and Human Rights Commission - www.equalityhumanrights.com/en

Spoc123 Tue 26-Jul-16 18:16:55

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

youarenotkiddingme Wed 27-Jul-16 08:45:45

No I am would see you have a case if the seating is unsuitable.

Is the contract with R82? Because they do differential seating and not just the wombat.
I've also known R82 to use their base and take seat or supports from other companies if needed.

Spoc123 Wed 27-Jul-16 09:02:21

The issue is there is suitable seating available but the panel will only approve the block contract products - they do lots of that in this county and just expect not to be challenged. They become aggressive when they are

youarenotkiddingme Wed 27-Jul-16 11:24:46

Ime they are ages ive because they know they are wrong!

Any chance physio or OT will back you up?

Spoc123 Wed 27-Jul-16 11:43:06

Not this one no - she doesn't seem to do children's rights and doesn't challenge or advocate

Doordye Fri 29-Jul-16 21:38:18

Contact Cerebra they do something with one of the law centres at a university. They may be able to help.

Spoc123 Sat 30-Jul-16 07:07:46

Thank you I will try that.

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