True inclusion is about valuing difference, including the difference in people’s abilities and disabilities, invisible and visible. The results of the 2021 Office of National Statistics’ Family Resources Survey showed that nearly a quarter (22%) of people in the UK have a disability and 19% of working age adults, increasing to 46% at state pension age.
According to Serious Stats: Global Disabilities & Inclusion Report (2017) by Accenture nearly 70% of people with disabilities in the U.K. have not disclosed their condition to their employer; 33% of those people say they haven’t disclosed for fear of negative bias at work. When they do feel included, people with disabilities bring unique strengths to their companies—agility, empathy, innovation and persistence, as well as problem-solving and strategic planning skills. Accenture found that disability inclusive organisations have higher revenue and better shareholder returns.
Invisible Differences, RenewableUK
" Mental Health First Aiders are as essential to its working practices and traditional First Aiders.."
Neurodiversity - Courage to do things differently, Vattenfall
“Vattenfall’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategy focuses on embedding D&I by living our principles and broadening thinking; going beyond gender and ethnicity to drive ALL dimensions including differently-able and neurodiverse characteristics…”