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Disability and Diversity in Leadership

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DCMS Permanent Secretary and CS Disability Champion Sarah Healey reflects on the success of this new programme. As the Civil Service Disability Champion, one of my priorities is to ensure we continue to provide opportunities for disabled colleagues to progress …

Valuing our Civil Service Carers

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A recent survey found there are more than 65,000 carers working in the Civil Service. Newly appointed Carers’ Champion, Alex Chisholm, tells us his plans to support staff with caring responsibilities. I am delighted to take up the new role …

9 Reasons Why: you must tune into Civil Service Live!

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  There’s a growing buzz with the return of Civil Service Live (16-17 June) just three weeks away. Lorraine McBride has the lowdown on what you can expect from the online event. One of the biggest staff events in Europe …

Reimagining training in a covid world

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Remote training when working from home has been a boon in keeping staff connected. Pamela Dow in conversation with Louise Scott-Worrall on why lockdown is a wakeup call for better virtual training. Hello, it’s Learning at Work Week - a great …

Anticipatory Grief - the pain of an impending loss

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Dementia Action Week aims to raise awareness to improve the lives of people affected by this debilitating condition. Author Adam Land has written the third blog in the Bereavement and Loss series.  Anticipatory grief is triggered by an impending loss …

Don’t despair – help is out there

Every week 125 people in the UK take their own lives, and 75% of all UK suicides are male. Judith Francis from the Civil Service Health and Wellbeing Team discusses how colleagues struggling with mental health crisis can be supported. …

Making a Civil Service for everyone, together

To mark the National Day for Staff Networks on 12 May, Rupert McNeil reflects on the tremendous work over the last year to overcome the challenges of the pandemic and lockdown. I had hoped that a year from National Day …