Enable network group

If you would like further details, would like to join the group or would like a chat with a member of the network please email: anhsft.enable@nhs.net

The Enable group is part of an allyship of inclusion groups for staff. We also have groups for Race Equality, Gender and a Rainbow inclusion group for LGBT+ colleagues and allies.

Find out more about our other staff inclusion groups

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Here at Airedale, our people are our greatest asset and our Enable group offers a safe place for people to come together to share experiences, tackle issues and help us to become a better, more inclusive employer.

Our Enable Network is for all colleagues with disabilities, including hidden disabilities, neurodiversity, long term conditions and mental health conditions.

The meetings are welcoming, safe and supportive and are also open to those supporting anyone with a disability or allies.

The network aims to create an environment where colleagues feel valued and included, enabling them to have confidence and challenge the differences they experience in comparison to non-disabled colleagues.

The group are collectively passionate about improving the experience of our staff with disabilities and supporting a more diverse future workforce.

The Enable group meets monthly via Teams and for those staff who can’t attend a meeting, they record a video summary after each meeting. These links are shared in the regular staff bulletins.

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What we’ve been involved in

We’ve listened to staff feedback from our Enable survey and we’ve been focussing on recruitment, reasonable adjustments and disclosure of disability.  We have:

  • promoted the Reasonable Adjustments passport with staff
  • been involved in creating new training for managers on Reasonable Adjustments
  • created welcome packs for neurodivergent staff
  • been involved in redesigning inclusive recruitment training for managers
  • been involved in updating the recruitment process to ensure it is inclusive, including offering reasonable adjustments in the interview email and job offer letter

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