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Talking Through Grief - the crucial role of managers

This second blog in our bereavement series, aims to ease and open up conversations between managers and staff about grief and loss. Below, three civil servants share their thoughts on these vital conversations. Siân and manager Angela, both work in …

Are you deaf or hard of hearing? If so, you’re not alone

As the title says, for those working in the Civil Service who are deaf or hard of hearing, you’re not alone.  According to the British Deaf Association in 2011, it is estimated, there are 151,000 people in the UK who …

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 …

Workplace Adjustment Stories: Maria's story

Maria works at the Home Office in Croydon. She has sickle cell – a disorder of the haemoglobin in the red blood cells. As Deputy Civil Service Disability Champion, I enlisted the help of the Civil Service Workplace Adjustment Service …

Migraine Awareness Week 6-12 September: Coping with more migraines during Covid

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Each year Civil Service HR colleagues and I partner with the Migraine Trust to mark Migraine Awareness Week 6-12 September to help promote greater awareness of migraines. I feel it important to share what those like me who suffer this …

Personal Disability Stories: David’s Shielding Story

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 …