Disability

MHA is working to support people with disabilities both in the workplace and in the services we provide.

At MHA we define disability as: “A physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long term adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day to day activities”.

We understand that disability can affect many people and covers a wide range of conditions of which some are not visible.

In the workplace, MHA has committed to making reasonable adjustments to support employees and volunteers with disabilities and make sure that individuals are not disadvantaged when delivering services on behalf of MHA. Reasonable adjustments can include:

  • Making physical changes – e.g. installing a ramp for a wheelchair user or an audio-visual fire alarm for a deaf person
  • Letting a disabled person work somewhere else – e.g. on the ground floor for a wheelchair user
  • Changing their equipment – e.g. providing a special keyboard if they have arthritis
  • Allowing employees who become disabled to make a phased return to work – e.g. working flexible hours or part-time
  • Offering employees training opportunities, recreation, and refreshment facilities.

Disability and our workforce
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Useful links

The following links will give you access to a number of leading organisations whose work in promoting disability-related equality is recognised either at a national or local level. 

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Office for disability issues

Disability UK

Dyslexia Action

RNIB

Equality & Diversity

Equality & Diversity

At MHA, we’re dedicated to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion throughout the organisation across the UK.

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