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Disability Framework

Do you or one of your team have a disability or require a Temporary Reasonable Adjustment? If the answer is yes, then the Disability Framework can help you.

The Disability Framework is a guide on implementing workplace adjustments (also called reasonable adjustments). The guide has been produced to assist managers in supporting employees who declare a disability or illness and may require some adjustments to their working location or pattern.

Completion of the Disability Framework with a current line manager/HR adviser will minimise the need for employees to re-negotiate adjustments every time roles are changed within the University or new line managers are assigned.


Key Documents

Documents you will need to implement workplace adjustments:

If you need workplace adjustments, or are supporting a staff member who needs adjustments, and can't find what you need here, contact us and let us know.


Declaring a Disability

It is important to note that staff are under no obligation to declare the nature of their disability. However, declarations can assist departments in offering effective workplace adjustments and any additional support required. As such, we encourage staff to declare any disabilities or illnesses to their line manager and HR. You can read more about reasons for sharing your personal information on the Equality Monitoring: Why Share Your Personal Information? webpage.


Duty to Provide Adjustments

You can read more about the duty to provide reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act on the Disability protected characteristic webpage.

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ED&I Newsletter

Support, initiatives, and guidance relating to disability

Training and Learning

Charters - including Disability Standard

Staff Networks - including Disabled Staff Network

Taskforces and SIC - including Disability Taskforce

Initiatives - including HIV Guidelines and our booklet 'The Most Important Things People Want You To Know About Disability & Caring'

ED&I Network