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Business Disability Forum

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Business Disability Forum, Member

The University is a member of the Business Disability Forum (BDF), a not for profit organisation experienced at providing specialist advice and thought leadership to help organisations implement best practice and embed disability equality.

Advice Service

The University has access to the BDF’s confidential Advice Service, a team of expert advisors providing guidance and practical problem solving help. The service is available to University managers and departments including:  line managers; Human Resources Managers; Equality and Inclusion teams, Disability Services, Estates and Facilities, Procurement; Wellbeing, Safety and Health. Senior leaders can also access the Advice Service for guidance on strategy, policy and how to approach future challenges.

You can contact the BDF Advice Service by calling +44 20 7403 3020, emailing them at or through the SignVideo BSL Live Service.

Resource Library

The University has access to the BDF’s resource library which includes practical information to help managers, departments and leaders support disabled employees and serve disabled people across the University.

Toolkits are available with in-depth information, guidance, research, blogs and podcasts on a range of topics including:

  • Mental Health
  • Neurodiversity
  • Inclusive Communications
  • Covid-19
  • Getting Started
  • Redundancy and Redemployment

To access the BDF Knowledge Hub register with your University of Leeds email address on the BDF membership signup webpage. You can also sign up to receive BDF newsletters for the latest updates and news in the world of disability and business.