Disability Inclusion

At Glasgow Kelvin College, we are deeply committed to supporting the needs of disabled people those with health conditions that impact their daily lives and work. Our goal is to create an inclusive, supportive, and flexible environment where every student and staff member can thrive. We ensure that all necessary adjustments are made on an individual basis, empowering everyone to achieve their full potential.

Our Commitment to Disability Equality

  • Individualised Support: We provide personalised adjustments and support, encouraging individuals to seek assistance and make their needs known.
  • Inclusive Environment: We strive to cultivate an inclusive atmosphere where everyone feels valued and respected, regardless of their physical or mental health conditions.
  • Proactive Adaptations: Our approach is proactive, ensuring that our facilities, resources, and support systems are accessible and accommodating to all.

Aspirational Learning and Working Environment

At Glasgow Kelvin College, we believe that diversity enriches our community. Our commitment to disability equality is reflected in our policies and practices, which are designed to create an environment where everyone can succeed. Whether you're a student seeking an inclusive educational experience or a staff member looking for a supportive workplace, Glasgow Kelvin College is dedicated to meeting your needs and helping you excel.

What we are doing

We Are

Providing opportunities to attend mental health first aid training

Supporting suicide prevention courses

Working with Green Ribbon Campaign

Auditing the physical accessibility of our campuses

Renewing our BSL Action Plan

Awards/ Charters

Disability Confident

Important Dates

In the UK, several important dates are dedicated to raising awareness about disability, mental health, and neurodiversity. These dates are often part of larger awareness weeks or months. Here are some key dates to remember:

Disability Awareness

  1. International Day of Persons with Disabilities - December 3
  2. UK Disability History Month - November 18 to December 18

Mental Health Awareness

  1. Time to Talk Day - First Thursday in February
  2. Children’s Mental Health Week - First week of February
  3. Eating Disorders Awareness Week - Last week of February
  4. World Bipolar Day - March 30
  5. Stress Awareness Month - April
  6. Mental Health Awareness Week - Second week of May
  7. World Suicide Prevention Day - September 10
  8. World Mental Health Day - October 10

Neurodiversity Awareness

  1. Neurodiversity Celebration Week - March (varies annually)
  2. World Autism Awareness Day - April 2
  3. Autism Awareness Month - April
  4. Dyslexia Awareness Week - First full week of October
  5. Dyspraxia Awareness Week - Second week of October
  6. ADHD Awareness Month - October

General Health and Wellbeing

  1. World Health Day - April 7
  2. International Day of Families - May 15
  3. World Kindness Day - November 13

Disability and Health Condition Awareness

  1. World Down Syndrome Day - March 21
  2. World Parkinson’s Day - April 11
  3. World Haemophilia Day - April 17
  4. International ME/CFS Awareness Day - May 12
  5. Global Accessibility Awareness Day - Third Thursday in May
  6. International Day of Families - May 15
  7. World MS Day - May 30
  8. Deaf Awareness Week - First full week of May
  9. Carers Week - Early June (dates vary)
  10. World Sickle Cell Day - June 19
  11. Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week - Last week of June
  12. International Albinism Awareness Day - June 13
  13. World Brain Day - July 22
  14. Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day - September 5
  15. World Alzheimer's Day - September 21
  16. Invisible Disabilities Week - Third week of October
  17. World Arthritis Day - October 12
  18. World Stroke Day - October 29
  19. International Day of Sign Languages - September 23
  20. World Diabetes Day - November 14
  21. International Day of Epilepsy - Second Monday of February (also known as Purple Day, March 26)

Awareness Months

  1. Bowel Cancer Awareness Month - April
  2. Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month - May
  3. Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Month - June
  4. Hydrocephalus Awareness Month - September
  5. Breast Cancer Awareness Month - October
  6. Lupus Awareness Month - October
  7. Movember (Men's Health Awareness Month) - November

BSL Action Plan

Welcome to the BSL Action Plan. Please take a few minutes to watch the video and peruse the document.

BSL Action Plan