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Human Rights Day 2023

Today is the anniversary when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

This is a milestone document proclaiming the rights everyone is entitled to – regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political, national or social origin, property, or birth. Many of the rights relate to people’s freedoms and treatment, or access, to the law, others relate to basic rights such as the Right to Adequate Living Standard, Right to Education, Right to Participate in the Cultural Life of Community, and the Right to Community Duties Essential to Free and Full Development.

While people living in the Cycle of Disadvantage (poor family support, low attainment of skills and qualifications, or poor wellbeing or mental health) in the UK are allowed these rights, many are unable to enjoy them. This is why we offer a broad range of support services – to help people in Surrey break their Cycle of Disadvantage and achieve their potential.

You can find out more about the Declaration and an illustrated version here and more about how we work to break the Cycle of Disadvantage here.

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