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How DfE helped learners access education. Period.

Image of teacher Lesley Grover from Boswells School, Chelmsford

When the government launched a state scheme providing free period products in English schools and colleges, it not only helped tackle period poverty, but broke the stigma and raised awareness about menstruation. In January 2020, the Department for Education launched a …

International Day of Persons With Disabilities 2021

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Deaf civil servant Richard Purvis sheds insight into his life, the daily challenges and dreams that motivate him.  To celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December, the Civil Service Deaf and Hard of Hearing Network (CSDHHN) …

Championing the Carer agenda

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Alex Chisholm, Civil Service Inclusion Champion, and Rebecca Sudworth, Deputy Champion for Carers, highlight the importance of carer awareness. Today 25 November is Carers Rights Day, an opportunity to recognise the skills and insights our carers bring to their work …

World Prematurity Day: The day everything changed 

Image of premature baby Luca Giudice

With 1 in 13 babies in the UK born early (before 37 weeks), Carla Giudice shares five ways the Civil Service can best support colleagues with premature babies.  My journey into parenthood started unconventionally. My pregnancy in 2016 was unexpected, …

Civil Service Awards 2021: shortlist revealed

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Drumroll... We can now present the shortlisted nominees for the prestigious Civil Service Awards 2021! Today, the Civil Service Awards 2021 officially unveiled the shortlist ahead of next month’s award ceremony, following a record number of entries. Following a refresh …

Me and the pink elephant 

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To mark OCD Week, Alexia Cowley myth-busts a condition which is often misunderstood and provides top tips for anyone experiencing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I’m going to ask you to try out one thing.  Don’t think of a pink elephant. I …

COP26: Time for talks at green summit... then action

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Clare Nasir looks at why the evolving landscape of climate science fuels a note of optimism for Glasgow  When I first heard the announcement that the Nobel Prize in Physics winners were climate scientists, Fatboy Slim’s epic album You’ve Come …

The power of workplace adjustments - Ruth's story

Ruth Wylde, Senior HR Policy, Services Consultant, CSHR,

Chris Wilson discusses the launch of the Civil Service campaign Workplace Adjustments Change Working Lives and explains how making changes helped one civil servant to continue her career. Even making small adjustments can dramatically improve our lives in the workplace.  …

5 Lessons from the Forces about getting things done

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When Rupert Cryer joined the Cabinet Office COVID-19 Task Force, his new colleagues - from the Armed Forces - couldn’t have had more different day jobs. Yet the stark contrast was the very thing that made it work. I’ve often …

Hacking the Future

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How the Modernisation and Reform Champions are using new ways to build the future of the Civil Service together The Civil Service Modernisation and Reform Programme recently launched with the publishing of the Declaration on Government Reform. Cooperation and collaboration …