Disability Service welcomes enquiries from staff on disability issues. We are committed to providing support to any member of staff who works with disabled students in their School and we will always prioritise such enquiries.
We are very keen to work in partnership with staff to give advice or to help with resolving any complex issues arising from supporting disabled students on their courses.
If your enquiry is about a specific student who you know is registered with our service, then the name of the student's Disability Adviser is provided on the MyCampus Disability entry and the adviser can be contacted directly.
If your query is of a more general nature, please call our service on + 44 (0) 141 330 5497 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and your enquiry will be directed to the most appropriate member of staff within the service.
Two new publications have recently been added to the Reports section of the Equality Challenge Unit’s website:
This report and survey findings are outputs from an Equality Challenge Unit project undertaken in 2007 to examine issues impacting on the disability disclosure decisions of staff in higher education. Recommendations from this project were taken forward in 2008 with a pilot group of higher education institutions. The aim was to adopt strategies at their institutions that will support increased levels of staff disclosure in one or more equality areas.
For more information about this project please contact Stuart Moore: email@example.com.
The Disability Service for Staff has been operational since mid 2009 and was officially launched on 27 May 2010.
The Staff Service is similar that offered to students, whereby after provision of professional evidence of a disability or chronic health condition from a member of staff, a referral for an assessment of needs will be made with a Disability Adviser, with a follow up evaluation session with an IT adviser on campus or ergonomic specialist at the work station, as appropriate. The Disability Service has a budget to fund recommended support strategies and the service works with Human Resources and Access to Work to apply for additional funding, as necessary.
In the first instance disabled staff who either have developed a disability or who require a review of their needs should refer themselves to Human Resources Occupational Health Service. Onward referrals to the Disability Service for a Needs Assessment will then be made by Occupational Health, at their discretion.A condition must be chronic and long term, or likely to be long term, to fit within the remit of our service.