The report is launched!

Posted on 13 December 2016 by Hirst

Report Launches at today’s conference The keenly awaited report – Closing Disability Gaps at Work: Deficits in Evidence and Variation in Experience is now available following today’s conference of key stakeholders seeking to influence the development of the Government’s controversial Green Paper on Work, Health and Disability. Download your pdf copy of the report here:
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Academic interview: Dr Debbie Foster

Posted on 27 November 2016 by Hirst

“The Health and Well Being agenda sounds positive, but it actually excludes Disability.” Debbie Foster is a sociologist and a Reader in Employment Relations at Cardiff Business School (UK). She instigated the setting up of CRED (Cardiff Researchers on Employment and Disability) heading an application with Prof. Ralph Fevre (Social Sciences Cardiff University) and Dr
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Delegates at a conference

Closing Disability Gaps at Work Conference

Posted on 24 November 2016 by Hirst

The conference to be at! If your organisation works with or represents disabled people then you’ll know that the UK Government’s “Improving Lives – The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper” is of huge significance in determining future opportunities and support for disabled people in the workplace. The Cardiff University Research into Employment and Disability
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Cardiff Business School Post Graduate Centre

Closing Disability Gaps at Work – Report

Posted on 10 November 2016 by Hirst

Closing Disability Gaps at Work – Deficits in Evidence and Differences in Experience Due to be launched in full at the end of November is a significant new report from Cardiff University researchers, By Ralph Fevre, Deborah Foster, Melanie Jones and Victoria Wass. Key messages While disability is difficult to measure, it is essential to
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Pencil and notepad with text reading disability, employment, unions, HR, self declaration and hidden impairments

Support@Work Project

Posted on 9 October 2016 by Hirst

“When women go on maternity leave it is assumed that they will return. So why isn’t that assumption the same when workers take sick leave?” Kathleen Bolt is a caseworker and trainer on the Support@Work project, managed by the Edinburgh TUC. The basis of the project is to support early intervention to resolve issues that
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Dr Marion Hersh.

Academic Interview: Dr Hersh

Posted on 9 October 2016 by Hirst

“There should be more support for disabled academics.” Dr. Hersh has a fascinating interdisciplinary background which includes Mathematics and Control Engineering which she applies to her current research interests of assistive technology and employment for disabled people. In addition to this unusually broad skillset, she also possesses a very enviable capacity for acquiring new languages
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Portrait of Dr. Moira Dustin (previously of EDF)

Equality and Diversity Forum

Posted on 8 October 2016 by Hirst

The Equality and Diversity Forum (EDF) is a national network of organisations committed to equal opportunities, social justice, good community relations, respect for human rights and an end to discrimination based on age, disability, gender and gender identity, race, religion or belief, and sexual orientation. CURED were invited to attend a meeting of the EDF,
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flash cards with statements about hidden conditions

Hidden disabilities

Posted on 8 October 2016 by Hirst

Hidden disabilities and work The impact of long term health conditions and hidden disabilities is an increasingly topical subject throughout the union movement. From discussions with union reps and officers there are a number of key concerns around how to identify and support workers who meet the definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010
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A delegate speaks at TUC Disabled Workers Conference

Research Impact ripples

Posted on 8 October 2016 by Hirst

Through my involvement with CURED and the numerous fascinating discussions that have taken place with academics, consumers of research and practitioners, slowly connections start being made and new ways of getting messages out present themselves. I attended the TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference 2016, and unsurprisingly there was much discussion about barriers to employment and access
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Portrait of Prof Ralph Fevre

Academic interview: Prof Fevre

Posted on 8 October 2016 by Hirst

Prof Ralph Fevre Ralph Fevre took a somewhat accidental journey into disability and employment research. When undertaking a significant research project into ill treatment in the workplace, it had been anticipated that ethnicity would be a key factor for those experiencing bullying and harassment. However, the research showed that disabled people were overwhelmingly more likely
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