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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
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Disability

"Public Health England estimates that, in 2015, up to 35,000 adults with a learning disability were prescribed an antipsychotic, an antidepressant or both without appropriate clinical justification" (Mentalhealth.org)

We are committed to ensuring that those users of our services who have additional impairments (physical or sensory) or physical health conditions receive a service of equal quality to those who do not. The rights of disabled people in the UK are enshrined by the Equality Act 2010 and the UN Convention on Disability Rights.

In terms of employment our trust will actively promote a culture where the talents and experience of all disabled people are valued. We will make every effort to ensure that we provide the support and adjustments that every employee and potential employee needs to get into, stay in, and get on in employment in the trust. Click here to see the government's stance on disability in the workplace.

Disability and Neurodiversity staff network

The trust has developed a staff network, comprised of volunteers, to help voice concerns and coordinate projects to assist with inclusion equality concerns in the workforce.

Disability Confident 

Disability confident is a scheme that is designed to help recruit and retain those with disabilities or health conditions for their skills and talent. It also aims to help employers think differently about disability, and improve their practice towards disabled workers. Click here to find out more.

Disability Confident has three levels:
Level 1: Disability Confident Committed
Level 2: Disability Confident Employer
Level 3: Disability Confident Leader

Right now, we are a Disability Confident Employer, which means that as a trust we"are recognised as going the extra mile to make sure disabled people get a fair chance." (UK Government website)