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Ben Merrick

Ben Merrick is Director, Overseas Territories (OTs), and Commissioner for the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) and the British Antarctic Territory (BAT) in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Previously, he was the Deputy Director of the OTs Directorate in FCO.

He is also, since the summer of 2019, the Deputy Disability Champion for the Civil Service, having been one of FCO’s disability role models, actively supporting the FCO staff disability network, Enable, in championing inclusion.

Personal Disability Stories: David’s Shielding Story

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In the latest of a series of blogs on the changes disabled colleagues have experienced due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we focus on shielding and the challenges it brings. Many of our family, friends, and colleagues have been shielding …

Accentuating the positive and focusing on unexpected advantages – my year as a disability role model

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Ben Merrick pictured in Antarctica, dressed in cold-weather gear and with the sea and icebergs in the background.

Ben Merrick, Civil Service champion for visually impaired people, uses the International Day of Persons with Disabilities to tell us what he's been up to in 2018, and what a positive attitude and making sure he gets the support he needs has done for him.