Matthew Sanders
“de Poel is proud to sponsor the Disability Standard, a ground-breaking tool to help businesses become more disability-smart for their employees and service users. As Partners of Business Disability Forum, de Poel is thoroughly committed to encouraging businesses to have an inclusive and diverse workforce, whilst ensuring disabled customers are valued and their needs addressed.”
Matthew Sanders
Founder and CEO, de Poel

Bedfordshire Police team up with Autism Anglia to increase understanding

  • Bedfordshire Police has formed a new partnership with Autism Anglia which will deliver autism awareness training across the force and is part of a wider programme to educate officers about different aspects of mental health. (Bedford Today)
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‘Too many barriers’ for learning disability job seekers

  • There are too many barriers that stop people with a learning disability getting a job, such as staff at job centres not understanding about learning disability and people not realising what people with a learning disability can be capable of. (Care Appointments)
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Broadcasters ‘dragging their heels’ over subtitles on catch-up TV services

  • Deaf and blind charities are calling for other broadcasters to follow the BBC’s lead in producing accessible TV content. (
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Sodexo shortlisted for two Personnel Today Awards

  • Sodexo has been nominated in the Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) category for its companywide D&I strategy and Stephanie Greenland, Organisational Development Projects Manager, has been nominated for HR Newcomer of the Year. (Facilities Management Online)
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Guidelines for contact centres dealing with vulnerable customers

  • The DMA’s Contact Centres & Telemarketing Council has published a set of guidelines for contact centres and companies engaged with telemarketing on how how to identify and manage a call with someone they believe is unable to make an informed decision, such as people with dementia or mental health issues. (Contact Centres)
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