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What we did

HEE is undertaking work to deliver a toolkit style resource, the ‘Find Your Way Guide’. The resource is being developed to support Disabled learners and those living with long-term conditions, including the long-term effects of COVID-19 navigate help and support as they transition from learning into work. This includes information on Student Disability Finance, accessing the Access to Work scheme (DWP) and other ways of being enabled in the workplace.

HEE has commissioned Diversity and Ability (D&A), to help support delivery of this project, further information on the Diversity and Ability website. This project is being developed in two phases. Phase 1 involves delivering a ‘medic focused’ product by August 2021. Phase 2, subject to agile evaluation of phase 1, will focus on beginning the roll-out of this product to other disciplines by January 2022. The focus initially being on Nursing, Pharmacy and selected allied health professions.

Given our growing expertise and visibility the HEEDs EDI committee contributed also to the response to the Mental Health Act, round table discussions as well as supporting the development of the educational materials above.