We’re committed to supporting colleagues with disabilities and want people with disabilities, including long term conditions and neurodiverse and mental health conditions, to feel welcomed, supported and valued members of our team.
We also have an Enable staff inclusion group, that staff who consider themselves to have a disability or are carers of anyone with a disability, can join and find information.
Enable staff group
Our Enable Network aims to create an environment where colleagues with disabilities and colleagues affected by disability feel valued and included, enabling them to have confidence and challenge the differences they experience in comparison to non-disabled colleagues.
The meetings are welcoming, safe and supportive and are also open to those supporting anyone with a disability or allies. 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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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. To find out more about our other staff inclusion groups click here.
Disability confident employer
The Trust is committed to maximising the potential of its employees, and prospective employees, by complying with the Disability Confident Employer government scheme.
This scheme aims to put good practice into place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare a disability receive the right level of support and can make the most of the talents they can bring to the workplace.
Disability Confident organisations play a leading role in changing attitudes for the better and reaping the benefits of inclusive recruitment.
The scheme helps employers recruit and retain great people, to challenge attitudes and increase understanding of disability, whilst drawing from the widest possible pool of talent and improving employee morale by demonstrating fair treatment.