What's happening this Disability History Month?


For the first time, LSE is celebrating UK Disability History Month. UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) is an annual event that focuses on the history of the struggle for equality and human rights for disabled people in the UK.  

UKDHM runs from 18 November to 18 December yearly. 

The EDI Team, LSE DAWN and LSESU have collaborated to collate a programme of events and activities for UKDHM at LSE.

Event: Non-Visible Disabilities Awareness Event - 24th November, 2pm to 3pm 

This event delivered by the Business Development Forum aims to raise awareness of non-visible disabilities at the School. 

This is open to LSE Staff and Students only.

Sign up to the event here 

Disability Law Service - Disability In The Workplace - 26th November, 1pm to 2pm

DAWN are delighted that Stephen Robson from the Disability Law Service (DLS) will deliver an online session on Friday 26 November at 1-2pm on disability in the workplace. The session will cover:

  1. Issues in the workplace and the rights of workers 
  2. The responsibilities of employers regarding reasonable adjustments
  3. How to access help and guidance for any disability issues

During the session you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and we invite you to send these in advance to Dawn@lse.ac.uk. We're also happy to ask them anonymously on your behalf. A live captioner will be available for the event.

This event is open for LSE Staff only

To atttend, email Dawn@lse.ac.uk

December BYO Mince Pie Members Meet-Up - 1st December, 12pm to 1pm 

To kick off the festive season, and mark the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities, DAWN is holding a virtual meet-up for members on Wednesday 1 December at 12-1pm. This is an opportunity to chat to colleagues who are network members and share your experiences of the term in a safe space. 

This meet-up is open to LSE Staff only 

Please sign up here and let DAWN know if you need any adjustments, including access to the live captioner who will be available for the event

Event: Introduction to Business Disability Forum membership benefits - 1st December, 1:30pm to 2:30pm

LSE is a member of the Business Disability Forum, an organisation which exists to transform the life chances of disabled people. This event will cover the benefits of BDF membership, available to all staff at LSE. We strongly encourage Line Managers to attend this event.

The event is open to  LSE Staff only.

Sign up to the event here

Disability Development, Rights and Inclusion - 3rd December, 4pm to 6pm

The Department of International Development is holding an online public event on Friday 3 December at 4.00-6.00pm, Disability Development, Rights and Inclusion, as part of its Cutting Edge Issues lecture series. The event features disability rights activists Terhas Clark and Mosharraf Hossain.

This event is open to LSE Students and Staff 

This event is organised by the Department of International Developent 

Sign up to the event here

 

Event: Introduction to reasonable adjustment  - 8th December, 2pm - 3p

This event delivered by Employability aims to increase staff and students understanding of reasonable adjustments for disabled staff and students under the 2010 Equality Act. All members of staff and current students are invited to attend. We also strongly encourage line managers to attend.

Participants can join the conversation via smartphone, laptop, tablet, or any other suitable digital device.

This meeting will be led by Employability 

Sign up to the meeting here

LSE Mental Health Staff Champions

LSE Mental Health Staff Champions are colleagues who take action in the workplace to change the way we all think and act about mental health, combat stigma and make mental health part of normal conversation.Supported by Mind’s Mentally Healthy Universities pilot programme, the Mental Health Staff Champions have undertaken mental health awareness training.

Please find more information here

Further Resources 

Further information on UKDHM can be found  here 

UKDHM Boradsheet 2021

Guides for Employment for disabled people with hidden impairments 

Business Disability Forum

EmployAbility

LSE Mental Health Staff Champions

LSE Mental Health Staff Champions are colleagues who take action in the workplace to change the way we all think and act about mental health, combat stigma and make mental health part of normal conversation.Supported by Mind’s Mentally Healthy Universities pilot programme, the Mental Health Staff Champions have undertaken mental health awareness training.

Blogs:

Living with non-visible disabilities 

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