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Below are some useful links to groups both within the University and in the wider community.
As Events and Venues Manager at Bath Spa Live I
welcome the public to our three main performance venues and at a variety of
spaces around Bath. I want audience members to feel safe, comfortable and
included in all our work, and I’m really pleased that - by joining the EDSG
- I have joined a team which helps to ensure that BSU extends that welcome
to students, visitors and staff in all our buildings.
I’m very interested in the Social Model, an approach to disabled people which is imaginative, inclusive and proactive. The Office for Disabled Issues says: Using the social model helps identify solutions to the barriers disabled people experience. It encourages the removal of these barriers within society, or the reduction of their effects, rather than trying to fix an individual’s impairment or health condition.The social model is the preferred model for disabled people. It empowers disabled people and encourages society to be more inclusive.
It can be easy for those of us working in older buildings or on mixed sites to think we can’t make all our spaces fully accessible. This doesn't mean we should ever stop being vigilant and challenging ourselves in making sure we are still making the very best of ourselves and our buildings for everyone.
Looking forward to the completion of the new Academic Building is a great time to look closely at the rest of the campus - as well as to our attitudes and actions - and see if we can make life for everyone as convenient and inclusive as possible.
If you have any concerns where you feel I could help you, then please do contact me by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07970 976358
If you'd like to provide feedback on a current policy, procedure or practice at BSU, or would be willing to provide feedback on any future practice, please also contact me or HR. If you'd prefer to make contact confidentially, then please indicate this.
Bath Spa Live is working with this charity to improve access for audiences.
International Day for People with Disabilities
Office for Disability Issues
A very useful source of advice, with a wealth of interesting statistics, particularly those related to Higher Education
Did you know?
According to the Equality and Human Rights Commission review, How Fair is Britain:
- Around 1 in 5 of us report a disability or limiting long-term illness.
- Around 1 in 10 people in England, Scotland and Wales report potential mental health problems.
- Across Britain, disables adults are three times as likely as others to have no qualifications.
- People with a disability or long-term illness are over twice as likely to report bullying or harassment in the workplace as non-disabled people.
National Disabilities Conference 2013
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0845 647 7000
million people across the UK living with a disability this timely
event will provide delegates with the opportunity to debate and
discuss the key issues concerning the support of disabled people in
the UK. Key topics to
be discussed include:
Full agenda available online.
Lifeworks - Our Employee Assistance Programme provides confidential advice and support on issues relating to Gender Equality. You can access the service by going to www.lifeworks.com. Please note that you will need your user ID and password to access the website. If you do not have your membership card please contact HR for the details. Some useful tipsheets and a CD can be accessed from the following links: