Earlier this year, when I shared my experience on working from home during the pandemic, some disabled colleagues observed that a large proportion of civil servants working flexibly, provided new opportunities for greater inclusion and line manager empathy. Conversely, I’m …
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 …
Bushra, who works in HMRC is sharing her story on how she has learned to work effectively with what has been a difficult journey through sight loss. Bushra’s story is an important one for us to remember. Whilst many of …
Deputy Civil Service Disability Champion Ben Merrick introduces David, who talks about living with change as a person with a disability.
As part of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Kerry Twort shares her experience of using assistive technology and the difference it makes.
In Deaf Awareness Week, Civil Service Deaf and Hard of Hearing Network Champion Debbie Alder writes about a valuable resource in preparation that is designed to help us all understand the challenges faced by our colleagues who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Ben Merrick, Deputy Disability Champion for the Civil Service, considers from his own experience the challenges and opportunities for those with a disability of working during the coronavirus pandemic.
Civil Service Disability Champion Philip Rutnam looks at how departments, agencies, teams and staff networks across government marked International Day of Persons with Disabilities
To mark International Day of People with Disabilities (3 December), Ben Merrick, Deputy Civil Service Disability Champion, looks back on 2019.
In the first in a series of blogs on the theme of workplace adjustments, Sue shares her personal experience of how effective adjustments help her manage her mental health.