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Bedfordshire Police team up with Autism Anglia to increase understanding

26 August 2015
Bedfordshire Police has formed a new partnership with Autism Anglia which will deliver autism awareness training across the force and is part of a wider programme to educate officers about different aspects of mental health. (Bedford Today)
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‘Too many barriers’ for learning disability job seekers

25 August 2015
There are too many barriers that stop people with a learning disability getting a job, such as staff at job centres not understanding about learning disability and people not realising what people with a learning disability can be capable of. (Care Appointments)
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Broadcasters ‘dragging their heels’ over subtitles on catch-up TV services

24 August 2015
Deaf and blind charities are calling for other broadcasters to follow the BBC’s lead in producing accessible TV content. (cable.co.uk)
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Sodexo shortlisted for two Personnel Today Awards

19 August 2015
Sodexo has been nominated in the Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) category for its companywide D&I strategy and Stephanie Greenland, Organisational Development Projects Manager, has been nominated for HR Newcomer of the Year. (Facilities Management Online)
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Guidelines for contact centres dealing with vulnerable customers

18 August 2015
The DMA’s Contact Centres & Telemarketing Council has published a set of guidelines for contact centres and companies engaged with telemarketing on how how to identify and manage a call with someone they believe is unable to make an informed decision, such as people with dementia or mental health issues. (Contact Centres)
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Home Office to issue mental health disclosure advice

18 August 2015
New guidelines will list factors that must be considered before people's mental health crises are disclosed to employers in background checks. Police will have to examine issues such as how long ago a detention under the Mental Health Act occurred, when assessing whether it is disclosed. (BBC News)
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'I am not a victim' - Tips for reporting on dementia

18 August 2015
People living with dementia discuss how the media can better phrase their coverage of the illness. (journalism.co.uk)
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Project aims to offer prison staff deeper understanding of mental health issues

11 August 2015
‘Seeing the Person, Seeing Ourselves’ project is working in HMP Edinburgh, to allow staff to develop a deeper understanding of mental health and the stigma attached to it. (Care Appointments)
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How does being 'on-call' impact employee fatigue?

10 August 2015
Recently published research investigates the connections between high levels of work fatigue, need for recovery and the status of being on-call and off-call. (MNT)
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Air travellers with disabilities see some improvements

07 August 2015
The Open Doors Organization (ODO) has released its 2015 Market Study of the air travel experience for U.S. adult travellers with disabilities, finding airlines and airports have improved. (Skift)
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