Did you know that the UK has over 11 million people with a limiting disability, impairment or long-term illness?
This, alongside the ageing population, means that businesses need to ensure they are inclusive and supportive of employees with disabilities. This may include making adjustments and being flexible, but more importantly, creating a comfortable and supportive environment.
Many individuals fell into the ‘vulnerable’ category during the Coronavirus pandemic and received additional guidance, some needed to shield. This situation would have caused many individuals to divulge their health condition(s) to their employer for the first time.
According to Public Health England, as many as 1 in 3 employees had not previously disclosed this to their employer.
In September 2020, we collaborated with The Inclusivity Project to share our thoughts and advice on diversity and inclusivity. You can read the article here.