Useful Contacts : Employees

  • Diabetes UK Advocacy Service, advocacy@diabetes.org.uk Tel: 0345 123 2399
  • There is also an advocacy self-help pack dealing with employment issues which you can request from Diabetes UK or download from their website. Employment advocacy pack(PDF, 197KB)
  • Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB): The CAB provides information and advice on a range of topics, including employment. Check www.citizensadvice.org.uk for your local branch.
  • Directgov: This government website has information about disability rights and employment. www.gov.uk
  • Disability Employment Advisers (DEAs). DEAs can offer advice and practical help for people with disabilities getting into the workplace. They can also offer advice about programmes and grants to help you back into work. Contact your nearest Jobcentre to arrange an appointment.
  • Equality & Human Rights Commission (EHRC): The EHRC promotes equality in England, Scotland, and Wales and provides information and guidance on discrimination and human rights issues. They have produced a series of guides on rights to equality which are available in their website. www.equalityhumanrights.com
  • Equality Advisory Support Service (EASS): The EASS provides information, advice and support on discrimination and human rights issues. Tel: 0800 444 205 www.equalityadvisoryservice.com
  • Equality Commission for Northern Ireland. The commission promotes equality and challenges discrimination in Northern Ireland. Tel: 028 90 500 600 www.equalityni.org
  • Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) help with employment relations issues and what employment rights legislation means in practice. Tel: 08457 47 47 47 www.acas.org.uk