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Business Disability Forum comments on UN visit to evaluate poverty in the UK

05 November 2018
London, UK: The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, will be conducting a fact-finding visit to the UK from 6 to 16 November. 
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Construction and engineering industries focus on disability and mental health this November

01 November 2018
Health and safety organisation British Safety Council is calling on employers to commit themselves to protecting their workers’ mental wellbeing and investing in line managers’ mental health training. While Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council acknowledges that: “The also stated “there is no room for complacency” as “only 43 per cent of people with mental health issues are in regular employment, compared with 74 per cent of the general population (NHS England).
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Statement: Greater clarity needed from Budget Statement says Business Disability Forum

29 October 2018
Responding to the Chancellor’s Budget statement on 29 October, Diane Lightfoot, CEO, Business Disability Forum, said: “Research published by Business Disability Forum earlier this month showed the need for better mental health support to be made available for young people, with two-thirds feeling unable to talk about their mental health needs at work or in their place of study. The mental health crisis support announced in Chancellor's statement is a step in the right direction, but we must ensure more is done to offer support to young people as they transition into the world of work or higher education.
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Disability-Smart Awards 2018 - finalists announced

23 October 2018
Business Disability Forum is delighted to announce the finalists for the 2018 Disability-Smart Awards, supported by Barclays and Microlink
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Read our latest Membership Newsletter

18 October 2018
Find out what's going on across the Business Disability Forum community and in the wider disability world in our latest Membership Newsletter. Read it online. 
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Press release: Generation Z let down by employers and universities over mental health support, new study shows

10 October 2018
Young people are being let down by employers and universities when it comes to their mental health, a study by Business Disability Forum and Youthsight has found.
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Statement: Mental health needs of young people in work and Higher Education must not be overlooked in PM’s pledge today

10 October 2018
London, UK:  A leading business organisation has welcomed the PM’s announcements on mental health today but called for better support to be available for all young people, including those in work and higher education.
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World Mental Health Day 2018 - Young people in a changing world

10 October 2018
Our Senior Disability Consultant Charles Clement helps Business Disability Forum mark World Mental Health Day by talking about how he has seen attitudes towards mental health change - and how the next generation will change attitudes again. Read the full blog here.
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Business Disability Forum provides evidence to UN on disability and poverty

24 September 2018
Business Disability Forum has submitted evidence to inform the United Nations Special Rapporteur’s visit to the United Kingdom on poverty and human rights.
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This-Ability Photography Award 2018

24 September 2018
Everyone is invited to a free photography competition organised by Business Disability Forum Member Metropolitan Police, which aims to challenge stereotypes around disability. 
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