Employers have a duty to deal with stress and mental health at work

27 November 2015
The number of employees absent from work due to stress and mental health conditions is rising. The most recent government figures show the number of days lost to stress, depression and anxiety increased by 24 per cent in the UK between 2009 and 2013. (CIPD)
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International day of persons with disabilities: 3rd December 2015 – Inclusion matters

26 November 2015
One in 13 Brits are disabled and around the world, the disabled population is estimated to be one billion people. Inclusion is such a key issue for disabled people that it’s unsurprising the United Nations has chosen this as a focus for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. (Able Magazine)
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Designing the health care environment

25 November 2015
Design in hospitals can be utilised to ease patient experience and to aid wayfinding. Don’t feel bad about investing in better places for staff. A happier and more professional workforce makes for better care. (Health Business)
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Tackling diversity in engineering

24 November 2015
A report published by the Royal Academy of Engineering has suggested that, while many UK engineering companies are already engaged in driving better gender balance in the engineering profession, more work is needed in promoting ethnicity/race, sexual orientation and disability diversity. (Eureka Magazine)
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Equity moves to reassure performers about the impact of new equality monitoring

23 November 2015
Performers are to be given support and guidance about what personal information they will be required to share under new equality monitoring rules. In a move aimed at improving cultural diversity in the UK, Arts Council England's national portfolio organisations now have to submit data on the diversity of their casts. (The Stage)
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Parliament can be proud of its record on mental health

20 November 2015
In Parliament there can, for long periods, be taboo subjects, mental health used to be one of them. A number of colleagues so memorably broke this taboo in the Backbench Business Committee debate on mental health in June 2012. (Politics Home)
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Transport needs to be more inclusive for young wheelchair users

19 November 2015
Three quarters of wheelchair users and their families and carers can’t travel as independently as they would like to and two in three do not feel confident enough to use public transport. (Able Magazine)
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Deaf-blind lawyer on typing to Obama

18 November 2015
Haben Girma was the first deaf-blind student to graduate from Harvard Law School. Today the Eritrean-American fights for better education for deaf-blind people worldwide. (BBC News)
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Standing on the shoulders of giants – #DDA20

17 November 2015
The campaign for the Disability Discrimination Act inspired a movement. It also inspired a new generation of campaigners to continue fighting for change. (Scope)
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Stansted Airport launches new disabled guide

16 November 2015
The new guide has been developed in partnership with DisabledGo, founded by wheelchair user Dr Gregory Burke, who has been working to provide better information about access since 2000. Stansted airport was assessed in person by DisabledGo surveyors who looked at each stage of the passenger journey. (Dunmow Broadcast)
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