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Supporting people with mental ill health into work

03 July 2015
Haringey residents with mental ill health will be offered extra help to find and maintain work, thanks to the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) service. (Haringey Council)
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Enterprise Rent-a-Car pledge to be disabled-friendly service and employer

03 July 2015
Enterprise is firmly committed to providing disabled people with the same services at the same prices as other customers. (Scope)
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Only 20% of firms set disability targets

03 July 2015
The report, State of the Nation: Retaining and Developing Employees with Disabilities, found that number was even lower in the public sector, at just 7%. (HR Magazine)
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Bus drivers learn sign language to help deaf customers

01 July 2015
First Glasgow is going the extra mile by offering their drivers the opportunity to learn sign language so they can communicate better with customers with hearing difficulties. (CILT)
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First Disability Confident city sets out bold employment ambition

01 July 2015
Swansea’s efforts to promote employment equality for disabled people have been given the official seal of approval, after being named the UK’s first Disability Confident city. (WIRED GOV)
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New research cites lack of skills in line managers as major barrier to retention of disabled employees

01 July 2015
The spend on staff turnover in just five sectors is costing UK businesses more than £4 billion annually a study has revealed. (onrec)
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Working to tackle the taboo of menopause in business

30 June 2015
The symptoms of the menopause are becoming increasingly well documented as the message finally spreads to the world of business and the workplace that it can be heavily debilitating. (Yorkshire Evening Post)
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One year on, have flexible working laws had an impact?

30 June 2015
Tomorrow marks the first anniversary of the right to request flexible working, but, a year on, there is concern that UK businesses have failed to embrace the new legislation. (HR Review)
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Has air travel improved for passengers with a disability?

30 June 2015
Following complaints from disabled passengers about airlines and airports across Europe, the EU took action 10 years ago and brought in legislation designed to make flying more accessible. (BBC News)
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How to approach disability representation in toy design

29 June 2015
Toy Like Me campaign co-founder and creative disability consultant Rebecca Atkinson discusses how to approach disability representation in your early-stage toy designs. (Toy News)
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