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How do we maximise the inputs from all those we work with, and with all those who use our services? The Equality and Diversity Dimension Sue Maynard Campbell.

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1 How do we maximise the inputs from all those we work with, and with all those who use our services? The Equality and Diversity Dimension Sue Maynard Campbell MBE BAHons Solicitor Managing Director: Equal Ability Limited

2 Disability has traditionally been looked on as special needs Focus on solving the individuals problem Generally you cant change the person and it would not be appropriate to try Equality and Diversity Defining Disability (and other discrimination)

3 Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) requires reasonable adjustments Changes to the way we structure or do things that are reasonable in order to remove a barrier to the inclusion of a disabled person Equal opportunities is about removing barriers to the inclusion of people who are different from the norm Equality and Diversity Defining Disability (and other discrimination)

4 Diversity is about valuing and openly welcoming the inclusion of people who are different from the norm Diversity recognises that people who are different bring important contributions The positive contribution of disabled peoples life experiences is increasingly recognised Equality and Diversity Defining Disability (and other discrimination)

5 Physical Policies and Procedures Practice People Equality and Diversity The Barriers to Inclusion

6 Raised profile Changing expectations Broader agenda – age, religious belief, sexuality Equality and Diversity The challenge of recent changes in diversity and equality law and policy

7 What does equality look like in what you do, and is diversity different? Where or who or what are the barriers in your locality? How would you define the benefits of equality and diversity to sell the cause? Who are your allies? Equality and Diversity Your Questions

8 Equal Ability Limited 170 Benton Hill Wakefield Road Horbury West Yorks WF4 5HW Sue Maynard Campbell Managing Director


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