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Supporting mental health in members of fire service

04 February 2016
Recognising the importance of looking after mental wellbeing, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service has announced that it has joined the growing number of organisations to sign the Blue Light Programme Pledge. (Northants Police)
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NHS announces trials to improve health care using innovative technology

25 January 2016
Older people living with long-term health conditions and mental health problems will be among the first individuals to benefit from a new initiative designed to modernise how the NHS delivers care. (homecare.co.uk)
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Press release: Graeme Whippy awarded MBE in 2016 New Year Honours list for services to people with dementia and disabilities

22 January 2016
BDF is pleased to announce that Graeme Whippy, Senior Manager, Group Disability Programme at Lloyds Banking Group and Disability Consultant at BDF has been awarded an MBE in the 2016 New Year’s Honours list for services to people with dementia and disabilities. (Business Disability Forum)
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Local disabled actors star in training video for fundraisers

21 January 2016
A new interactive video reveals what it can feel like for vulnerable people when a charity fundraiser knocks on the door. It’s been created as part of an online training programme for The Public Fundraising Association (PFRA), the membership body for charities and agencies carrying out face-to-face fundraising. (Plymouth Daily)
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DWP services more accessible thanks to new British Sign Language (BSL) pilot

20 January 2016
The video relay service (VRS) used by DWP allows users to make BSL interpreted video calls via their tablet, smartphone, computer or laptop. A professional interpreter then relays the call in English to a member of DWP staff. (Action on Hearing Loss)
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Channel 4 launches Year of Disability in 2016

19 January 2016
2016, the year of the Paralympic Games in Rio, will be the broadcaster’s Year of Disability. Announced one year on from the launch of Channel 4’s 360° Diversity Charter, it includes major new commitments to increase representation of disabled people within the broadcasting industry. (Channel 4)
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Press release: Graeme Whippy awarded MBE in 2016 New Year Honours list for services to people with dementia and disabilities

19 January 2016
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 19 January 2016. London, UK - Business Disability Forum (BDF) is pleased to announce that Graeme Whippy, Senior Manager, Group Disability Programme at Lloyds Banking Group and Disability Consultant at BDF has been awarded an MBE in the 2016 New Year’s Honours list for services to people with dementia and disabilities.
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Blue Monday’s dirty secret (and why it doesn’t matter)

18 January 2016
By Christopher Watkins, Disability Consultant, Business Disability Forum
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Press release: Research launched to discover how much revenue UK businesses are losing as disabled customers click away from inaccessible websites

14 January 2016
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 14 January 2016 London, UK – A research survey to discover how much revenue UK businesses are losing due to disabled customers finding their websites inaccessible, has been launched today by industry experts.
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Broaden your horizons – without the baggage

05 January 2016
In an industry misperceived as having few diverse or inclusive companies, the Association for Consultancy and Engineering spoke one-on-one to leaders from firms in the sector, to show that many positive initiatives and improvements are taking place. (Construction Management)
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