Enabling the Workforce in Health and Social Care

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Empowering Health and Social Care Professionals with a Disability in the Workplace

Tuesday 9 May 2017, 12:15 – 17:00 at the University of East Anglia, Norwich

This workshop is intended for disabled staff working in health and social care. It affords the opportunity for networking and career development in addition to learning more about the implications of reasonable adjustment and unconscious bias.

Workshop Aims

  • To realise how changing understandings of disability impact on employee disability in the health and social care workplace
  • To raise awareness of the implications of the Equality Act 2010 and the impact upon reasonable adjustment
  • To appreciate the lived experience of disability in the workplace environment


Professor Tom Shakespeare (pictured above left) is one of the world’s leading experts on disability research. He was a co-author of the WHO World report on disability (2011), and his many publications include Disability Rights and Wrongs (2006). He has researched and taught at Norwich Medical School since 2013.

Jane Hibberd (pictured above right) is lecturer in occupational therapy and has worked at the University of East Anglia since 2005. Jane is nearing completion of her doctorate in education exploring the challenges that healthcare students with a disability face during their practice education experience.

How to Apply

Places on this workshop are free of charge. Lunch and refreshments are provided during the workshop.

Places can be booked online in the Short Courses section of the UEA online store at store.uea.ac.uk. For

further information please contact us on 01603 597199 or email fmh.cpd@uea.ac.uk


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