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New workplace measures launched to tackle barriers facing ethnic minorities

A series of measures to tackle ethnic disparities in the workplace will be announced by Prime Minister Theresa May today (11 October), exactly one year after the government published the findings of a world-first Race Disparity Audit on how people ...

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Amey supports young adults with learning disabilities into work

Public services provider, Amey, is teaming up with a special school in Woolton, Liverpool, to provide supported internships to young adults with learning disabilities. Amey’s Facilities Management team is running the scheme in partnership with Abbot’s Lea School, which specialises ...

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Wates launches pilot scheme to tackle homelessness

Engage Leeds, a support service which helps prevent people from becoming homeless, has helped in excess of 3,000 people across the city since setting up just over 12 months ago – but the issue of homelessness continues to worsen, with ...

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‘Lost’ venue found a way to become accessible…

One of the UK’s most popular botanical gardens is the latest venue aided by Closomat to deliver enhanced accessibility to visitors. The Lost Gardens of Heligan has now opened its Changing Places assisted accessible toilet facility, supplied and installed by ...

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A male dominated profession like FM may take time to change

Blog from Victoria Hughes, Head of Sustainability, VINCI Facilities News headlines about the lack of women on the boards of the FTSE 250 women combined with details about gender pay gap data (GPG) published recently has all served to highlight ...

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Double win for ISS at equality and inclusion awards

The Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (enei) has presented ISS UK & Ireland with the awards for ‘Employer of the Year Private Sector’ and ‘Inclusive Culture Private Sector’. The enei is the UK’s leading employer network covering equality and inclusion ...

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Challenge fund launched to help tackle disability employment gap

A £4.2 million Challenge Fund to support people with mental health or musculoskeletal conditions to stay in work has been launched by the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, Sarah Newton, and the Minister for Mental Health and Inequalities, ...

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Simplified accessibility CDM

The potential complexity of creating a compliant, accessible facility is simplified with the latest service from Closomat. Britain’s leading provider of accessible intimate hygiene solutions is fully Construction (Design & Management) 2015 compliant. The compliance compliments Closomat’s already proven ability ...

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Sodexo achieves Disability Leader status

Sodexo UK & Ireland has achieved Leader status within the Government’s Disability Confident Scheme, following its commitment to promote the recruitment, engagement and development of people with disabilities. A key element of the accreditation is to show leadership, to challenge and ...

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toilet training…

Specifiers of accessible equipment are being offered a new opportunity to enhance their knowledge base, to keep up with technological developments. Closomat, manufacturer of Britain’s biggest-selling brand of wash & dry toilets and assistive bathroom fixtures, is launching a series ...

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