Toolkit for supporting disabled staff launched

November 2nd, 2020

The 2019 review of support for disabled staff recommended that the University develop tools and training for managers and staff to remove barriers and build a more inclusive workplace for disabled colleagues.

In response to the review, a new toolkit for supporting disabled staff has been launched to help staff and managers understand more about disability and make reasonable adjustments to benefit disabled staff.

The toolkit contains a short video to provide a great introduction to disability and share stories from disabled staff.

It also offers mandatory training on staff equality designed to help us all comply with the Equality Act, case studies for reasonable adjustments and guidance and support to implement these.

We encourage staff to tell their manager about their disability so they can get the support they need. We also ask staff to confirm their disability using My View, which gives staff online access to view and update some of the data that we hold about them.

Later in 2020, webinars will be offered to help managers learn more about disability, the toolkit and to facilitate discussions around their experiences of supporting disabled staff.

Any questions? Please contact Victoria Waring.

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