Monday 4 to Friday 8 December 2023
Connected on ability – inspire and enable festival, is back! Following the success of our first ever Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership disability festival last year, we are back this year with a new programme of events. The week-long festival is for anyone working in health and care across the NHS, local authorities, VCS and the independent care sector. The programme has been co-designed by colleagues with lived experience of disabilities and wider colleagues who are part of one of our staff networks. It aims to help people understand more about some of the many and varied disabilities and how we can work together to make our workplaces more inclusive. It provides a safe space for you to ask questions so you can help colleagues, friends, people you provide care for and students.
The booking process is easy, and all events will be held online using Microsoft Teams
- Have a look at the full programme below and choose the sessions you’d like to get to
- Then use the Eventbrite link to register
- After you have registered, you will be sent a Microsoft Teams link so that you can join your session. Please note this will be sent to you a few days before your chosen event
Our programme and booking links
Please see our programme of events below, more details for each session can be found using the Eventbrite link.
Monday 4 December 2023
- Improving inclusive recruitment for people with disabilities. Monday 4 December at 10.30am on MS Teams. To book please visit Eventbrite
Tuesday 5 December 2023
- Disclosing disability and long term health conditions at work. Tuesday 5 December at 10.30am on MS Teams. To book your place please visit Eventbrite.
Wednesday 6 December 2023
- How recruitment policies impact people with neurodiversity. Wednesday 6 December at 10.30am on MS Teams. To book please visit Eventbrite.
Wednesday 6 December 2023
- Reasonable adjustment for staff with neurodiversity disabilities. Wednesday 6 December at 2pm on MS Teams. To book please visit Eventbrite.
Thursday 7 December 2023
- Developing a neurodivergent peer support network. Thursday 7 December at 10.30am on MS Teams. To book please visit Eventbrite
Friday 8 December 2023
- Vocational rehabilitation: learnings from Long Covid service. Friday 6 December at 10.30am on MS Teams. To book please visit Eventbrite.
Our first Connected on Ability Festival took place in December 2022, the recordings from the sessions that took place in 2022 are available below.
- Inclusion matters: why getting it right matters (opening event to be launched by Mark Doughty, King’s Fund) on YouTube.
- Making reasonable adjustments to support colleagues (YouTube).
- Access to employment for people with a disability: showcase of initiatives’ (YouTube).
- Authentic ally-ship: inclusive practices for better understanding and support (YouTube).
- A social approach to disability (YouTube).
- Hidden disabilities: neurodiversity, long-term health conditions and disability by association (YouTube).
- Workforce Disability Equality Standard innovation project (YouTube).
- The importance of disability declaration (YouTube).
- The power of thriving staff equality networks – intersectionality and equality (YouTube).
- All you wanted to know about disability but was afraid to ask (YouTube).
- Neurodiversity at Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust: sharing best practice (YouTube).
- Bringing our whole selves to work (YouTube).