Day: October 8, 2016

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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Research Impact

Posted on 8 October 2016 by Hirst

The importance of research impact It quickly becomes apparent when talking to the academics involved in this project that the impact of research is of crucial importance. For the work of academics to be meaningful in a wider sense, one needs to try to track how research makes a real difference in influencing policy and
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Welcome

Posted on 8 October 2016 by Hirst

Welcome to CRED! Approximately 30% of the working age population report a disability or long standing illness. Yet the world of work is frequently not inclusive of the needs of disabled people. Despite anti-discrimination legislation and various Government interventions aimed at supporting disabled people into work and to retain their jobs, there are still huge
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