The Department for Work and Pensions has published a practical guide to help line managers recruit, manage and support people with a disability or long term health condition.
The guidance provides a "quick and easy reference tool" to improve the knowledge and confidence of line managers.
It's easy to read and provides some really helpful tips on reasonable adjustments, using appropriate language when discussing disability and helping managers to deal with performance issues and sickness absence.
Organisations can also sign up to the Disability Confident programme to receive accreditation and access to additional guidance, peer support groups and specialist events.
It has been created by the Disability Confident scheme in collaboration with CIPD, a professional body for HR and people development. The Disability Confident scheme aims to help employers make the most of the opportunities provided by employing and developing disabled people. It is voluntary and has been developed by employers, disabled people’s representatives and the government. The scheme has 3 levels that have been designed to support employers on their Disability Confident journey.