The Lawyers with Disabilities Division of the Law Society having a meeting

Scoping begins!

Posted on 25 September 2017 by Hirst

“Legally Disabled” makes an exciting start Prof Debbie Foster and Dr Natasha Hirst formally launched the “Legally Disabled” research project at the September executive meeting of the Lawyers with Disabilities Division (LDD) at the Law Society in London. The project has been given huge support and the great enthusiasm of project partners at the LDD
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The Closing Disability Gaps at Work Conference, British Academy, 12th December 2016, London

Posted on 21 February 2017 by deepen

On 13.12.2016 we hosted the “Closing Disability Gaps at Work” conference at the British Academy in London, which bought together about 80 academics, disability rights activists, trade unionists, occupational health professionals and others interested in disability and employment At the conference we launched the report “Closing Disability Gaps at Work – Deficits in Evidence and
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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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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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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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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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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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