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Did you know that cancer is classed as a disability under the Equality Act?

Sadly in the UK, one in two people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, and around 1 million people of working age, currently have cancer. Given the significant number of people affected (including many thousands of carers and …

Disability History Month 2020: Influencing Change in the Civil Service for 21 Years

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The Civil Service Disability Network has been around for 21 years now. Our remit is to champion disability, remove barriers and influence change. I guess all those years ago, we didn’t think that it would still matter today as much …

Leadership in Action: supporting our personal professional development

Mid-year review in the Civil Service is a great time to reflect on our own professional development, and for those in our teams. How people do this is very personal, for example, how we like to revise for exams, take …

The prisons that transform offenders’ lives and job prospects

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External shot of The Clink Restaurant at HMP Brixton which used to be the Governor's house dating back to 1811.

The Clink training restaurant opened its doors at HMP High Down 10 years ago, the first ever restaurant to open to the public within the walls of a working prison. Since then, The Clink has taught culinary skills to more …

The Civil Service Environment Network: why and how to develop your environmental policy capability?

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Why do we exist? The Civil Service Environment Network (CSEN) was created as a space for all civil servants, regardless of background or role, to share and build knowledge and capability in environmental policy. In one short year, we now …