General and Government Organisations

Directgov public service advice – Directgov – Your rights under Disability Legislation, including the Equality Act 2010 which replaced the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 Directgov

Welfare Reform – Ready for work: full employment in our generation Chapter 4 Sustainable employment for disabled people and people with health conditions Department of Work and Pensions (DWP)

Access to Work Scheme – GOV.UK – Access to Work  – including online application form

Work and Health Unit –

(Pathways to work – now closed)

The Council for Work and Health – 38 organisations

Health and safety for disabled workers and people who work with them: An easy read guide – HSE

Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

ACAS: Disability Discrimination: key points for the workplace, including Obligations for employers document, and Top 10 myths about disability in the workplace document. 


Advice for employees on working with a long-term medical condition – NHS Choices

Psychology at Work: Improving Wellbeing and productivity in the workplace BPS – INF287 Psychology at Work web

Remploy Disability Guide  – Practical advice for employers on supporting people with disabilities and long-term health conditions in the workplace

IOSH  – Chartered Body for Health and Safety Professionals

IOSH OH Toolkit 

IOSH Free Guides

IOSH Home Office, mobile Office – managing remote working (see in link above)

Public Health England – Establish employees general health in the workplace:

Workplace Health Needs Assessment Tool

Business In The Community: Self Assessment Toolkit. Assess your organisation’s mental and musculoskeletal health.

Business In The Community: Physical Activity, Healthy Eating and Healthier Weight: Toolkit for employers

Disability Rights UK was formed through a unification of Disability Alliance, RADAR and National Centre for Independent Living on 1 January 2012.

Lots of advice and fact sheets on all areas, including benefits and also work.

Business Disability Forum Business Disability Forum provides a unique range of advice, support and expert tools to help organisations become disability-smart.

BDF Publications 

National Federation of Self Employed & Small Businesses Limited -Health and Safety Advice

Ability Net  AbilityNet exists to change the lives of disabled people by helping them to use digital technology at work, at home or in education. 

Business Healthy – City of London. A community and online resource for business leaders committed to improving the health and wellbeing of their workforce. 

Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Find an Independent Occupational Therapist

Improving Lives saving money campaign – Occupational Therapists

 APIL Best Practice Guide on Rehabilitation
Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)

BICMA Quality Standards
Bodily Injury Claims Management Association (BICMA)

British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine (BSRM)

Condition Information Documents/links

Older Worker conditions:

Supporting Older workers with Health Conditions, Centre for Aging Better April 2018

Guidance on the menopause and the workplace – FOM

Musculoskeletal/Back pain/Arthritis/Auto immune diseases:

Business In The Community: Musculoskeletal Health Toolkit for employers

Early Intervention Toolkit – fit for work. Toolkit to support an early intervention service for treatment of musculoskeletal conditions

Work and Arthritis, Arthritis Research UK (Appendix has practical info for employers and employees) Working with Arthritis policy report

Arthritis Research UK Common aches and pains

Working with Arthritis and joint pain

When an Employee has Rheumatoid Arthritis – NRAS

Managing Ankylosing Spondylitis at Work – NASS (2 downloads, for employer and employee)

Lupus and work – Lupus UK

When an Employee has Lupus – Lupus UK

Get Britain Standing Campaign

The On Your Feet Britain Challenge dares you to take James Brown at his word and convert ‘sitting time’ to ‘standing time’.
Get Britain Standing

Work and Mental Health

Business In The Community: Mental Health Toolkit for employers

Business In The Community: Suicide Prevention Toolkit

Business In The Community: Suicide Postvention Toolkit

Centre for Mental Health

Occupational Therapy and mental health at work

Royal College of Psychiatrists

Information for the Worker, Employer, Clinician and Carer

Whats reasonable at work by Rethink Mental Illness

This includes detail about developing a WRAP also known as an Advance Statement/Directive

Work _And _Mental _Illness _-_Accessing_Employment_Factsheet by Rethink Mental Illness

SHIFTpracticalGuideToManagingPeopleWithMentalHealthProblems a fact sheet: Line Managers’ Resource pack

Feeling_Stressed_-_Keeping_Well by Mindful Employer, a personal workbook based on the WRAP.

Mind – How to be mentally healthy at work

Mind  – Download document – how to be mentally healthy at work

Mind – Download document – how to manage stress

Mind – Download document – understanding anxiety and panic attacks

Mind – Work and Stress 

Mind – work and mental health

Mental Healthcare: Employmen

Healthy Working UK – for health professionals.


Mood Gym

Mood Juice

Mental health Foundation

Unum Managing Mental Health in the workplace

Mental health First Aid

Mindful Employer

Validium – developing resilience during your commute

Business In The Community: Developing Resilience – an evidence based guide for employers

Business In The Community – Emotional Resilience Toolkit

Business In The Community – Emotial Resilience and Productivity

 Fibromyalgia, Myalgic Encephalopathy (ME),  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

Fibromyalgia Association

ME Association

An Employers Guide to ME by Action for ME, to download.

CFS_employers_leaflet by NHS Plus

CFS_employees_leaflet by NHS Plus and FOM

EmplguideCFS by Leeds MHS Trust 2006

Reasonable adjustments at work ideas (this is an American source, but many of the suggestions can be applied worldwide)

Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

IBS and Work

IBS Network – Download document – for employers and employees

Sleep Toolkit: Business In The Community: Sleep and recovery: a toolkit for employers

 Diabetes and work

 Employment and Diabetes Advocacy Pack

Supporting people with Diabetes in the workplace

IOSH – OH Toolkit – Diabetes information

Driving with Diabetes

Head Injury,  Stroke, MS, MND, Parkinsons and other neurological conditions incl Dementia and Alzheimers

Headway – The Brain Injury Association – returning to work after brain injury

Headway – Brain Injury – a guide for employers

The Stroke Association – Guide for Employers

Work After Stroke – Employers Guide Employers’ briefing paper, by different Strokes – support for younger stroke survivors, also:

Work After Stroke – Family and Friends

Work After Stroke – Health and Social Care Professionals – September 2014 2

Work After Stroke – Stroke Survivors

Epilepsy and work

TUC Guide – Epilepsy in the workplace

Epilepsy Action – Care plans, risk Assessments and Reasonable Adjustments

Epilepsy Action – Employment

Epilepsy Action – Work and Epilepsy

Personnel Today – Epilepsy good practice guidance 

(Guide by Epilepsy Scotland)

Epilepsy info for employers

Multiple Sclerosis and work

Work and Multiple Sclerosis 1210 – MS Society

MS Society Work Toolkit

Work and MS: an employee’s guide

MS in the workplace: an employer’s guide

MS Society: Information for employers

MS Society: Work, MS and you

MS Trust: Work

MND and work

Work and MND


Parkinsons and work

Employment and Parkinsons by Parkinsons UK

Creating a Dementia-friendly workplace – A practical Guide for Employers 

Alzheimer’s Society has produced an informative guide for employers to help them gain an understanding of dementia, how it impacts organisations and the practical steps they can take to support employees, clients and customers. Alzheimers Society

Supporting employees who are caring for someone with dementia from

Work and neuro diversity, incl Dyslexia, Dyscalcula, Autism sprectrum, Dyspraxia etc

British Dyslexia Association – reasonable adjustments – innovations and solutions


Autism and work

Autism in the workplace, The National Autistic Society

Autism – Information for employers

Autism Spectrum mentoring and support

Publication – Employing people with Autism – a brief guide for employers

Cancer and work

We are Macmillan. Cancer Support

10 top tips for Line managers by macmillan

MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT – Self employment and cancer

Managing cancer in the workplace, by macmillan

MacMillan Cancer Support 

Department of Education and Skills – Education and Learning was the Department of Education and Skills DfES

Search for jobs, training, careers, childcare or voluntary work
Jobseekers Universal Job match

Job Centre Near Me

Job Centre Guide, about benefits, CV writing, interviews and getting a job.

Department of Transport

Access for disabled people
Department of Transport

Other transport advice: see Rica

Mobility Centres and driving assessments are available


Papworth Trust


Research Bodies

IES on rehabilitation and work stress

Effective Rehabilitation after work related stress
Institute for Employment Studies (IES)