You are welcome to come along to a meeting, particularly if you have an interest in disability; either due to having a disability, caring for someone with a disability or through the nature of your job role.
The main aims of the Network are to raise awareness of disability and to act as a contact point for staff with a disability, providing a safe space and informal peer support and information. The Network meets quarterly and from time to time arranges events to raise awareness of disability.
A competition was run amongst the staff in HSC Regional Organisations to suggest names for the staff disability forum. Of the many suggestions, the working group felt that Tapestry was a fitting reflection of what the Network represents: the intricate and complex interactions of people.
The Tapestry Disability Staff Network is open to anyone who works in the regional HSC organisations who has an interest in disability.

Upcoming Events

  1. Awareness Day on Bipolar Disorder

    March 4th 2021

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My Story - Gerard

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An Awareness Day on Deafness and Hearing Loss took place on 14th January 2021.  The  focus was given to the particular difficulties faced by people who are deaf and hard of hearing during the Covid pandemic.  A member of staff from RNID delivered a presentation via videoconference on the day.

Two members of staff who are deaf have told us about their experience of working during Covid. Click to read Hazel's Experience  and Siobhan's Experience.

Click here to view a presentation by the Royal National Institute for the Deaf (RNID)

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