Supporting employees with disabilities is more than a legal requirement. Disabilities are diverse and vary greatly in how they affect an individual’s life. For businesses of all sizes it is important to be prepared to support your current and future employees.

Businesses who take their obligations seriously are better able to attract and retain skilled workers, can benefit from a productivity boost and demonstrate their corporate social responsibility. Our ‘Disability in the workplace’ guide, developed together with the Business Disability Forum, provides useful insights into how this can benefit your business and the tools available to do this.

19% of the UK working age population has a disability or long-term health condition so understanding disability and providing support could make a big difference to your business. (1)

1. Department for Work & Pensions – Family Resources Survey 2018/19. (PDF, 528KB)

Disability in the workplace guide

Supporting employees to work regardless of their needs is naturally an ethical responsibility for any business but it also makes good commercial sense.

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“My current role is something I wouldn’t have even dreamed of while I was recovering in hospital.”

When Lloyds Bank  colleague, Kendall, found his life changed due to a rugby injury, whist he was working in his homeland of New Zealand, support from his then line manager and a range of other tools helped him rehabilitate. Read more about Kendall’s story and learn how you can provide support to your employees that may be in a similar situation.

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Disability in the workplace
Disability in the workplace

David Oldfield, Group Director for Commercial Banking and Group Executive Sponsor for Disability explains “Experience and research has shown us that whilst disabled employees may need some adjustments to enable them to be effective, employing disabled people also brings a wealth of benefits including a different perspective, problem solving abilities and insights into effectively serving disabled customers.

When supported effectively, it is also shown that disabled employees tend to have less absence and remain with their employer for much longer than a non-disabled employee, retaining talent in your business. As a Disability Confident Leader organisation, we wanted to share some of the good practice you can use in your business.

Our ‘Disability in the workplace’ guide, developed in collaboration with the Business Disability Forum, provides insights into how supporting your employees with a disability can benefit your business and the tools available to do this.”

Our membership with Business Disability Forum

Our partnership with Business Disability Forum gives us pragmatic support, advice and expertise as well as the opportunity to take part in events and share best practice. All of which helps us improve the experience of our disabled colleagues and customers.

“I am delighted that Lloyds Bank have created this guide, with our support for all its small business customers to show that disability really doesn’t have to be difficult, and that simple solutions – the kind of things that many small businesses are naturally putting in place every day – are often all you need.”

Diane Lightfoot, CEO, Business Disability Forum

Business Disability Forum

Mental health in the workplace

Maintaining good mental health within your workforce is more important than ever. Find out how you can support your employees’ mental wellbeing.

Read our guideabout Mental Health in the workplace

7 ways to motivate your people

Keep hold of your talented workforce and strengthen long-term business goals by inspiring your staff.

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