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CEO Diane Lightfoot on Sky News on retaining stroke survivors in the UK workforce

12 August 2019
In response to Stroke Association's research released today (Monday 12 August), Diane Lightfoot, CEO of Business Disability Forum, appeared on Sky News this morning.
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Our Head of Policy featured in PKU site

08 August 2019
Our Head of Policy, Advice and Research Angela Matthews wrote for Cambrooke Therapeutics ‘Day in the Life’ series about how she manages phenylketonuria (PKU).
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Business Disability Forum among charities and businesses call for commitment to UK funding

31 July 2019
Read the letter from 100 chief executives of charities, companies, housing providers and funders calling for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to commit to building stronger opportunities for people and communities across the UK:
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Inclusive business awards open for nominations

23 July 2019
If your organisation has led the way on positive and innovative change, enhancing the experience of disabled employees and customers as a result, then Business Disability Forum would like to hear from you.
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National Express strengthens commitment to inclusive and accessible travel

11 July 2019
The UK’s largest coach operator, National Express, is strengthening its commitment to create an accessible service inclusive of all customers and their needs by becoming an official Member of Business Disability Forum, the leading not-for-profit, business and disability organisation.
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Business Disability Forum appoints new Chair

04 July 2019
Business Disability Forum has appointed a new Chair from the world of global banking and financial services.
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Disabled people must have better access to public transport before London car free day

20 June 2019
A leading not-for-profit business and disability organisation is calling on the London Mayor to make public transport more accessible for disabled people, following the announcement that there will be a car-free day across London on 22 September to raise awareness of the air pollution crisis.
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Disability film festival winners announced

19 June 2019
Winners of the Business Disability Forum’s Film Festival Challenge 2019 were announced yesterday evening (18 June) at a prestigious event in London, hosted by KPMG. Entries from all five finalists were premiered at the festival. 
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Mixed messages for disabled people as extension of blue badge scheme announced alongside a misuse and fraud review

17 June 2019
Business Disability Forum welcomes new guidance published over the weekend (15 June), which extends the Blue Badge parking scheme to include people with developing conditions and severe mental health conditions. But the not-for-profit membership organisations says the announcement of a “misuse and fraud” review alongside the guidance gives out mixed messages to disabled people and reinforces unhelpful stereotypes.
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NatWest debit cards made more accessible for customers

03 June 2019
NatWest will be the first UK bank to make all debit cards dementia friendly All new cards feature notch and dots Also benefits blind and partially sighted customers  
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