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Managing Disability at Work

Managing Disability at Work

Venue & Event Details

Wednesday, 18th November 2020 | Online

The business case for disability inclusivity is clear; employees with disabilities bring unique perspectives, resilience and problem-solving abilities to workplaces. Just 1 in 2 people with disabilities are in work, however, compared with over 80% of the non-disabled population, representing a vast pool of untapped talent. 

The current shift towards working from home and the organisational changes brought about by COVID-19 present a unique chance to overhaul workplace policy and culture to better support and include staff with disabilities. It is crucial that organisations seize this opportunity to foster greater disability-inclusivity.  

At our upcoming 'Managing Disability at Work' event, you will foster a better understanding of disability and the steps needed to become a disability-confident employer. You will also come away with a crucial understanding of employer responsibilities as staff work remotely. 

This event is CPD-Certified and contributes to your professional development.

Register your place today.

Why attend?
  • Learn how to recruit, manage and support staff with disabilities, ensuring that they have equal opportunities to progress and flourish within your organisation
  • Bring new, innovative ideas on increasing and supporting disability in your workplace back to your organisation, with the insight needed to put them into practice 
  • Hear from leading figures about how to educate staff and foster understanding of disability within your organisation
  • Earn a CPD certificate for your personal progression
  • Enjoy an opportunity to engage with expert speakers and your peers


Welcoming Session

Grace McLoughlin, Diversity & Inclusion Event Manager, Dods PLC


Chair's introduction


Understanding Disability at Work, using the Equality Act and the Social Model

  • Equality Act: rights, responsibilities and definitions
  • Using the Social Model to reframe disability and address common barriers to disabled people’s employment


Comfort Break


Supporting disabled staff to work from home

  • Understanding duty of care when working remotely
  • Simple adjustments and assistive technology which can make all the difference
  • Providing management and support from afar


Comfort Break


Case Study: Leading the way: becoming a Disability Confident employer

  • The business case for becoming a Disability Confident Employer
  • Disability-friendly hiring: inclusive communications and non-biased interviewing
  • Using data to drive conversations and ensure accountability and engagement

SPEAKER: Loraine Martins, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Network Rail


Comfort Break


Fostering a disability-inclusive culture, both in the office and remotely 

  • Supporting, developing and retaining disabled staff 
  • Re-framing discussions around disability 




In-depth discussion: Shedding light on hidden disability 

  • What is hidden disability
  • Why your organisation is probably more diverse that you realise 
  • Encouraging confidence in disclosing conditions and asking for help

SPEAKER: Trishna Bharadia, Translator and Health Advocate


Keynote & Chair's Closing Remarks

Disability at Work: Enabling staff to achieve their potential


Event Close


Date & time
18th November 2020 09.00 - 15.40
Bookings & info

For more information, please visit:

Public Sector rate: 1 Place £195 (+VAT) | 4+ Places £150 each (+VAT)
Corporate rate: 1 Place £395 (+VAT)
Charity rate: 1 Place £145 (+VAT)

Book now

For registeration queries, please contact:

[email protected]  
0207 593 5739