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At St George’s, we aim to create an environment where people are encouraged to participate fully. Our reasonable adjustments process for staff (PDF) explains how we aim to support members of staff with a disability.

We have partnered with Access Able to provide comprehensive maps and information on accessibility across the university site. You can access these maps here and you can also download the Access Able app.

We have also signed up to the Disability Confident scheme in our commitment to improve how we attract, recruit and retain workers with a disability. Read more about our efforts as a Disability Confident employer.

To find out about opportunities to get involved with our staff disability group, check out our staff equality networks.

What counts as disability?

The definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010 is a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on an individual’s ability to perform normal day-to-day activities.

For the purposes of the Act, these words have the following meanings:

  • ‘substantial’ means more than minor or trivial

  • ‘long-term’ means that the effect of the impairment has lasted or is likely to last for at least 12 months (there are special rules covering recurring or fluctuating conditions)

  • ‘normal day-to-day activities’ include everyday things like eating, washing, walking and going shopping.

This definition would include many hidden disabilities such as diabetes, coronary heart disease, dyslexia, depression and cancer.

For more information, please see Access to Work on the government’s website.

 

 

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