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The importance of LGBT+ allies 

Cabinet Office Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Keela Shackell-Smith offers tips on how to be a strong ally at work and support your LGBT+ colleagues. I’m a trans ally, ace ally, lesbian ally, gay ally, intersex ally, pan ally….I’m an LGBT+ …

Disability and the Media

Some media, press and even charities portray disability as inspirational, negative, sad or even tragic. But how do people with disabilities really want to be viewed? There is no shortage of famous role models with a disability such as Andrea …

What is it like to have visual impairment?

What is it like to have visual impairment? In 2009, Simon Skerritt, a Ministry of Defence employee, feared a future of blindness when he suddenly lost sight in his left eye. Below Simon recounts his experiences. I have had visual …

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 …

Civil Service Year of Inclusion: What inclusion means to me...Rohini Aggarwal

To me, inclusion means being seen for the skilled Civil Servant I am. It means not being reduced to the colour of my skin, my gender, or the combination of both. For this blog, I have been asked to focus …

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 …

Civil Service Year of Inclusion: what inclusion means to me... Cheryl Avery

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Hi, my name is Cheryl Avery, and this is what inclusion means to me…. The dictionary defines inclusion as “the practice or policy of including people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalised, such as those who have physical or …

Personal Disability Stories – living with change: David’s story

Deputy Civil Service Disability Champion Ben Merrick introduces David, who talks about living with change as a person with a disability.