Sources of guidance

Sources of guidance

There are a large number of high quality resources available to employers and many of them are available on the internet at no cost. This page tries to bring together those resources that we think are particularly useful for employers but please let us know if you find any that you think could be listed here.



Disability Confident - the Government's information portal. The site contains a range of information to encourage employers to recruit and retain staff with disabilities.

Business Disability Forum - the BDF offers valuable guidance on building a corporate business case for employing people with a disability and offers a step by step guide to engaging with disability as a business priority.

Employing people with a learning disability - this guide from FPLD offers tips and a range of case studies.


Public sector recruitment

Valued in Public - this document supports you from making the business case, through the attract, select and employ stages of the recruitment process, to monitoring your disability confidence once your new employees are in place.

NHS Employers - the Learning Disability Employment Programme has resources and webinars giving useful information for NHS employers.



Line Managers Resource - The Line Managers Resource was produced by SHiFT and is a practical on-line guide to managing and supporting people with mental health problems in the workplace.

Mindful Employer Resource Guide provides practical information and advice covering mental health conditions & recovery, mentally healthy workplaces, the importance of talking in the workplace, keeping in touch during sickness absence, planning a return to work & reasonable adjustments as well as sources of other information, help and training.

Stress Management Standards - The Health and Safety Executive's website has a large section about workplace stress. Their Management Standards cover six key areas of work design that, if not properly managed, are associated with poor health and well-being, lower productivity and increased sickness absence.

Managing staff experiencing mental ill health - ACAS guidance on managing staff who are experiencing mental ill health.

Toolkit for Employers - an employer guide about mental health in the workplace.

Supporting workers who have autism - a variety of resources aimed at employers



Equality and Human Rights Commission - the EHRC has guidance on ensuring that companies comply with appropriate legislation.

ACAS - ACAS has a section on its website that offers guidance to employers.