Disability

Can Flexible Work Close The Disability Employment Gap?

Can Flexible Work Close The Disability Employment Gap?

At the beginning of January 2020, flexible working was something you still had to ask permission for. But overnight, it became a necessity for many, rather than personal preference.  Flexible wor... »

New research reveals strategies for global disability inclusion

New research reveals strategies for global disability inclusion

90 per cent of businesses are recognising the importance of disabled employees and customers A new study of 120 global brands shows how over 90 per cent of businesses are recognising the importance of... »

How can your organisation become digitally inclusive?

How can your organisation become digitally inclusive?

The Covid-19 crisis has required entire workforces across the world to change their working practices at very short notice. This has brought our relationship and our reliance on technology into v... »

Disability in the workplace: mind the (pay) gap?

Disability in the workplace: mind the (pay) gap?

Claire Powell and Ryan Bradshaw, who specialise in employment law, assess current pay challenges faced by disabled workers. It is easy to assume that in the UK in 2020 a physical or mental disability ... »

How one million disabled people are shut out of employment in the UK

How one million disabled people are shut out of employment in the UK

Earning a living is a right most of us take for granted. But one million disabled people are currently being denied the opportunity to work, say campaigners. Those who could make an important contribu... »

Disabled workers paid 12% less, ‘damning’ UK official figures show

Disabled workers paid 12% less, ‘damning’ UK official figures show

Charities say negative attitudes and lack of understanding of disability hold people back.  Disabled people continue to face prejudice in the workplace campaigners have said, after latest go... »

People with disabilities ‘left behind’ in workforce

People with disabilities ‘left behind’ in workforce

Two out of three people with a disability are unemployed. People with disabilities are being left behind with two out of three unemployed, a disability conference has heard.   The Irish Wheelchai... »

Disability and age discrimination are top concerns for UK employees

Disability and age discrimination are top concerns for UK employees

More than half of employees say the inclusion of disabled people is an area that requires the greatest improvement within their organisation; with the diversity of age groups coming in a close second ... »

Disability champions set to open industry doors

Disability champions set to open industry doors

On International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3rd December) the government  announced that it will be recruiting 6 new disability champions to help tackle the issues disabled people face as ... »

Strictly Come Dancing’s Lauren Steadman hopes to be first disabled dancer in the final

Paralympian Lauren Steadman is hoping to become the first disabled dancer in the Strictly final…if she can make it through this weekend. The swimmer-turned-paratriathlete, 25, says: “I’m so prou... »

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