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    Disability at work: time for action

    A diverse workforce offers greater creativity, innovation and productivity, making it more important than ever for employers to take positive action to recruit, retain and support disabled workers.

    By Diane Lightfoot, Business Disability Forum (BDF) on 20 May 2022

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    Disability awareness: a positive from the pandemic?

    For some people with disabilities, there have been some positives from the Covid-19 pandemic.

    By Vivienne Reeve, Gowling WG Law firm on 24 February 2022

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    Helping disabled people to thrive at work

    Disabled people can make a huge contribution to the success of a business, so it makes sense for employers to step up their efforts to recruit, retain and develop them.

    By Diane Lightfoot, Business Disability Forum on 04 February 2021

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    ‘Health is everyone’s business’ consultation goes out to firms

    Employers will be encouraged to take “early and supportive action” for employees with health conditions so that more people remain in work, under proposals put forward in a new consultation.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 07 August 2019


    Reasonable adjustments must not be ‘legal exercise’, says doctor

    “If you exclude a safety critical role we do not have any mandate for any profession to make decisions based on a fitness to work ‘standard’.”

    By Belinda Liversedge on 28 May 2019

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    Building an inclusive workforce

    There are many misconceptions around disability. Often people picture the familiar image of a wheelchair user and assume that disability must be present from birth.

    By Diane Lightfoot CEO at Business Disability Forum on 19 February 2019

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    How health and safety can help disabled workers to thrive at work

    Prakash Narola, of the British Safety Council, wants the workplace to support disabled workers to fulfill their own potential.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 02 November 2018

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    Equality means caring for the most vulnerable

    One of the privileges of chairing the British Safety Council is being part of an organisation that, from its board of trustees through to its thousands of members, has a collective will, commitment and determination that everyone will have a safe and healthy place of work.

    By Lawrence Waterman OBE, chair of the British Safety Council on 03 July 2018