Article 7 March 2023

A look back at Disability History Month

As the events of Mitie Women Can month are well underway, we also take a look back at how we celebrated Disability History Month back in December. Did you get involved or did it pass you by? Either way, our events and materials are still there for you to access. So it’s not too late to catch up!

Peter Dickinson, Chief of Staff and General Counsel & Executive Sponsor, Enable Network, said:

“Disability History Month was really important because it provided a platform to raise awareness of the challenges that our disabled colleagues face and allowed us to celebrate the pioneers who are challenging and changing perceptions of those with disabilities.

“I am very excited to become the new MGX sponsor for the Enable Network. One priority is to create an environment in which all our colleagues with disabilities feel comfortable disclosing their disability to us. This will enable us to better understand the makeup of our workforce, identify any barriers to colleague progression and shape our ED&I action plan by implementing targeted interventions aimed to increase disability inclusion at Mitie.

“In Mitie, we know that our 68,000 colleagues are our most important asset, whatever their needs are.”

You can still watch back any of the three events we held:

Disability Inclusion
Learn how businesses can support colleagues, our Enable network, and the future of disability inclusion at Mitie.

Microsoft Accessibility Solutions Training
Learn how to make your information more accessible for colleagues using Microsoft tools.

Wellness Action Planner
A tool from our Occupational Health team to help you identify and prioritise what keeps you well.

You can also listen to the network’s podcast:

An Introduction to Special Educational Needs (SEN)
Join the Enable and Parents & Carers Networks as they discuss Special Educational Needs (SEN).

Visit our Disability History Month page to access any of these sessions and to get to know some of Enable’s members. We have profiles on Kayleigh Gardner (Enable’s Chair), Nic Mulford and Paul Stevens. There are also reminders of how to join any of our diversity networks and how to update your diversity data.