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Business Disability Forum are proud to announce our 2017 Film Festival 72 hour challenge winners.

21 June 2017
We went out to students and graduates with a challenge to make a film in 72 hours. We wanted them to create a video about their experience and any barriers they have faced when applying for jobs and looking to progress from education to work. The best of these short films took centre stage at our Technology Taskforce Film Festival on Tuesday 20 June 2017 where we announced our first, second and third place winners. 
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Inclusive culture at work is major priority for millennial workers, research suggests

20 June 2017
A new generation of workers places more importance on an inclusive culture, and will be disengaged if they believe their employer fails in this area (Growth Business)
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United Response teams up with Mayor of Greater Manchester and others to unlock potential of people with learning disabilities

20 June 2017
A working lunch event saw Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, set out his aim to unlock the employment potential of people with learning disabilities (United Response)
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PageGroup joins Mencap in tackling lower levels of employment among people with learning disabilities

15 June 2017
Only 6% of people with a learning disability are in employment, but PageGroup’s consultants have launched a new initiative with Mencap to provide guidance and support to candidates (Recruitment International)
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Rica works across the UK to make journeys, museums and bingo dementia-friendly

15 June 2017
Rica is working with Mecca Bingo in York, the RSC Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, CityBus in Leeds and the Huguenot Museum in Kent to improve access for people with dementia (Rica)
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Press release: Business Disability Forum welcomes greater number of disabled MPs in Parliament after general election

13 June 2017
London, UK: Business Disability Forum has welcomed news of the election of three more disabled MPs with Thursday 8 June’s general election – increasing the total in the House of Commons to five – but stresses that there is still a long way to go to ensure good representation.
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New Business Disability Forum content series in The Guardian

09 June 2017
A new collaboration between Business Disability Forum and The Guardian will examine disability and work over the summer (The Guardian)
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Changing Faces report reveals prevalence of discrimination encountered by people with facial disfigurement

09 June 2017
James Partridge OBE, Chief Executive of Changing Faces, discusses the findings in our latest Disability-smart blog (Business Disability Forum)
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Airbnb hosts are more likely to reject guests who are disabled

09 June 2017
Study finds Airbnb hosts have routinely rejected guests with disabilities, some even after advertising their homes as wheelchair accessible (Same Difference)
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United Response released unbiased easy-read versions of party manifestos

01 June 2017
The disability charity United Response has created easy-read versions of all major party manifestos to assist disabled voters (My Family Our Needs)
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