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  • PDA Ability Network welcomes introduction of learning disability and autism training for health and social care staff

    Fri 8th September 2023 The PDA

    The UK government is consulting on a draft code and asking if it will provide Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered providers with the guidance needed to meet the legislative requirement to ensure all staff receive learning disability and autism training appropriate to their role. 

  • Being a pharmacist with schizophrenia

    Mon 14th August 2023 The PDA

    An anonymous rotational pharmacist and PDA Ability Network member has shared their experience of working as a pharmacist with schizophrenia. In this article, they discuss the stigma attached to schizophrenia along with the challenges they have faced. 

  • Disability equality

    Thu 8th June 2023 The PDA

    The PDA encourages all employers to treat all people fairly, regardless of any disability. This will not only support the well-being of disabled employees, but it will also ensure there is a fairer and more equal workplace for all. 

  • Intersection Update – May 2023

    Wed 24th May 2023 The PDA

    Intersection is the PDA's newsletter bringing together news from all four PDA Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Networks. 

  • Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2023

    Thu 18th May 2023 The PDA

    Today (18 May) marks Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) which aims to shine a light on the importance of digital access and inclusion for the more than one billion people living with disabilities/impairments worldwide.  

  • PDA Ability Network produces factsheet supporting those accessing reasonable adjustments

    Wed 10th May 2023 The PDA

    The PDA Ability Network has developed a factsheet that highlights key information and sources of support around reasonable adjustments at work. 

  • Ability Newsletter – December 2022

    Fri 16th December 2022 The PDA

    In this December update, read about reasonable adjustments and the support available to those who need certain adjustments. Also read about 'Intersection', our newsletter that brings together news from all four PDA EDI Networks, along with tackling bullying in the workplace.  

  • Reasonable adjustments, know your rights

    Thu 15th December 2022 The PDA

    The PDA Ability Network is aware of the complexities which make understanding and accessing reasonable adjustments far from straightforward. The network has highlighted some key information and sources of support that so many network members have utilised themselves. 

  • Scottish Union Learning announce work, disability and social justice course

    Sat 6th August 2022 The PDA

    The PDA Ability Network is pleased to promote a learning programme designed to bring people together from across the Scottish trade union movement to broadly reflect on work, disability, and social justice for future action. 

  • The PDA sign the Disability Employment Charter

    Fri 22nd July 2022 The PDA

    The PDA have joined over with 100 organisations including charities, trade unions and others to sign the Disability Employment Charter, a document that provides government with a road map for change as it develops the next phases of its National Disability Strategy.  

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