Health & Wellbeing

A national research project is examining the impact of Covid-19 on the lives of people with a learning disability. The project wants to know more about the lives of adults with learning disabilities through the coronavirus pandemic. They also want to talk to adults with learning disabilities or family carers/paid support staff of people with learning disabilities who need someone else to answer the questions on their behalf.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Disability, Covid-19, Employers, Health & Wellbeing
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Research

In celebration of International Day of People with Disabilities on 3 December 2020, Sodexo has published a report of the findings of a survey into the lived experience of employees and customers with disabilities.

Sodexo is a committed to disability inclusion, having made a global commitment to provide 100% of its workforce with access to programmes for people with disabilities by 2025. They achieved Leader status in the UK Government’s Disability Confident scheme in 2018, affirming its commitment to recruit and retain people with disabilities and long-term conditions. Sodexo is working with Project SEARCH and senior managers have spoken at a couple of recent BASE conferences.

The report, ‘A day without explanation: the future of disability inclusion?’, is the result of a survey carried out by Sodexo and PurpleSpace, the professional network hub for disabled employees.

Nearly 900 people from the PurpleSpace network, partner organisations, Sodexo and its external communities responded to the survey, which aimed to help Sodexo understand how to better support employees and customers with disabilities.

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Health & Wellbeing
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Report

The coronavirus outbreak has affected everyone. But it’s left many autistic people and their families completely stranded. This new report from the National Autistic Society, supported by four other leading autism organisations, highlights the often disproportionate and devastating impact the mental health, wellbeing and education prospects of hundreds of thousands of autistic people and their families.

Together with Ambitious about Autism, Autistica, Scottish Autism, and the Autism Alliance, they are calling on all governments in the UK to create an action plan to protect autistic people and their families from any future waves of the pandemic – and to address existing inequalities by investing in support and services. They are writing an open letter to the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak MP, calling on him to invest in autistic people’s futures, ahead of the Spending Review this autumn.

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Health & Wellbeing
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Report

Scope has produced this briefing to bring together different pieces of insight and to shine a light on the scale of the impact of coronavirus on disabled people. 

Disabled people and their families cannot be forgotten. Scope sets out a number of urgent recommendations to make sure this isn’t the case.

https://www.scope.org.uk/campaigns/disabled-people-and-coronavirus/the-disability-report/

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Employers, Autism, Health & Wellbeing
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Guidance

The coronavirus situation is presenting new challenges for us all, including the neurodivergent. This resource, from Creased Puddle, is designed to give businesses the confidence to start conversations about neurodivergency. It contains a variety of tips and ideas to make workplaces more welcoming.

 

Publisher: 
Commissions & Regulatory Organisations
Topics: 
Health & Wellbeing, Sickness absence
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Report

This report from the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, Good Work for Good Health, demonstrates how the occupational therapy workforce can be capitalised upon to reduce the disability employment gap.

Autism and learning disability have been named as one of the 4 clinical priorities for long term planning within the NHS. 

On 18th June the Prime Minister set out a funding settlement for the NHS in England for the next five years. In return, the NHS has been asked to set out a long term plan for the future of the NHS by Autumn, setting out its ambitions for improvement over the next decade, and its plans to meet them over the five years of the funding settlement. 

The Mental Health Foundation has published a report on stress to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week. The report looks at the prevalence of stress in the UK and its implications. It also focuses on what we can do to manage and reduce stress and our recommendations for the government in creating a stress-free UK.

 

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Mental health, Health & Wellbeing, Sickness absence
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Research

In 2007, Centre for Mental Health published a report on ‘Mental health at work: developing the business case’ which presented estimates of the aggregate costs to UK employers of mental health problems among their staff. These estimates showed that the overall costs of mental health problems at work amounted to some £25.9 billion in 2006, equivalent to 3.6% of the national pay bill or £1,035 for every employee in the UK workforce.

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Mental health, Sickness absence, Health & Wellbeing
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Guidance

The Mental Health Foundation has produced a new guide to supporting mental health at work. 

After reading this guide you should:

  • Have an idea of how to manage your own mental health at work

  • Have an idea of how to reach out to a colleague in distress

  • Have an idea how you can work with others to make your workplace more mentally healthy for everyone 

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