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Staff working with disabled staff

The DASS has a remit to support Line Managers, Occupational Health, People & OD Managers and anyone working with disabled staff at the University to enable them to support their own staff effectively on a day-to-day basis.

What do we mean by ‘Disability’?

We know that not everyone who uses our services thinks of themselves as disabled.  We use the term ‘disability’ as it’s used in Equality Law i.e. definition of disability under the Equality Act.  

This legislation says that the definition of disability is any condition which has a significant, adverse and long-term effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

Can you give me some examples?

We see staff with a range of difficulties including but not limited to:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders/Asperger's Syndrome
  • Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and other specific learning difficulties
  • Mental health difficulties
  • Mobility impairments
  • Sensory impairments

Find out more about referring staff to DASS here.

Please also contact us for more information.