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Disabled Members Network

BECTU flag in blue and gold.BECTU welcomes input from its disabled members.

BECTU's Disabled Members Network provides information and support to the union's disabled members. We encourage the active participation of disabled members in the union's affairs. 

Disabled members network committee

The Network is over overseen by a committee made up of disabled representatives from each of the union's five divisions (Arts and Entertainment, BBC, Independent Broadcasting, London Production, Regional Production).

 Chaired by Jane Perry, the committee advises the union on:

  • compliance with disability law and codes of practice
  • provides access to specialised knowledge in the disability field
  • makes a report to the union's conference
  • publishes an occasional newsletter and news briefings
  • sends delegates to the TUC and STUC disability conferences

BECTU is affiliated to TUDA, the Trade Union Disability Alliance.

The BECTU Disabled Members Network can be contacted via the union's administrative officer, Tracey Hunt.

Useful Links

Equality & Human Rights Commission

Guidance on the New Equality Act

These pages provide guidance and good practice to help in understanding and using the New Equality Act.

‘Hidden in Plain Sight’

The document (also attached to this page) reveals the extent of harassment experienced by disabled people.  It includes case studies and makes recommendations to public authorities.

UK Disability History Month*

Trade Union Disability Alliance*


Mind - the Mental Health Charity

Disability Rights UK

On the 1 January 2012 the Disability Alliance,  RADAR and the National Centre for Independent Living joined together to form Disability Rights UK which has ambitions to become the largest pan-disability organisation led by disabled people.

Enable – a disability lifestyle magazine

* BECTU is affiliated to these organisations.

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