LSBM Raises Awareness of Disability Issues

10 Jul 2018

LSBM have been participants in the Disability Confident scheme since August 2016 when we were pleased to announce that we were 'Disability Confident Committed'.

Disability Confident is a government scheme that has the following four main aims and objectives:

  • Challenge attitudes towards disability
  • Increase the understanding of disability
  • Remove barriers to disabled people and those with long-term health conditions in employment
  • Ensure that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfill their potential and realise their aspirations

The scheme itself allows employers to show their commitment to the over 7 million people (17.5%) of working age in the UK who are disabled or have a health condition.

In August 2017 we were proud to announce that we had taken the next steps in our commitment to the aims of the Disability Confident scheme by taking additional steps to become a 'Disability Confident Employer'.

Last week the issues surrounding disability were highlighted by The International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt becoming the first minister in British history to use sign language from the despatch box in Parliament.

She was raising awareness of the fact that the UK will co-host its first-ever Global Disability Summit with the International Disability Alliance and the Government of Kenya on 24 July 2018.

The summit will take place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London and will bring together more than 700 delegates from governments, donors, private sector organisations, charities and organisations of persons with disabilities.

LSBM takes the issues that are highlighted by this government campaign seriously, and we are pleased to be able to provide leadership in the higher education space on these key challenges.

The Global Disability Summit will be taking place in London on 24 July 2018 and you can find out more about it here. (The draft agenda for the summit is available (as a PDF) here.)

We have a dedicated Disability and Wellbeing Advisor, Dr. Konstantina (Nadia) Michail, who leads our Disability Office and is available during office hours to advise staff and students and help them if there are difficulties that can be overcome.

If you would like to talk to Nadia about us being a Disability Confident Employer, or about any other disability or welfare issues, then you can email her at

You can also learn more about our continued support for the Disability Confident campaign here.

Stuart Brown
Media and Content Manager

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