Disability is not inability…we are all uniquely able

Enable is the Sussex Police Disability and Carers Support Network. We provide advice and support to anyone within Sussex Police affected by disability or neurodiversity, whether that’s as an employee, the supervisor to the affected employee, someone who cares for a person with a disability or neurodiverse condition, of anyone who wishes to learn more about disabilities and how they impact on colleagues in the workplace .

As you can tell from the name – Enable is about positivity, focusing on what the individual CAN do rather than what they can’t do, and promoting the many strengths and skills our members provide to the organisation. We believe with the right opportunities, support and understanding, our members can achieve their full potential and thrive at Sussex Police.

The life experience that many of our members have acquired adds an extra skillset and layer of knowledge. As an organisation we can help by;

  • Promoting an organisational culture of acceptance and inclusivity for all.
  • Raising awareness of the wide range of issues and concerns highlighted by Enable members, and assisting with exploring solutions and reasonable adjustments to resolve those issues.
  • Providing Advocates to assist employees and supervisors to resolve issues relating to caring responsibilities and condition-specific issues.
  • Increase understanding, compassion and self-awareness of unconscious bias relating to disability and carers concerns. We also raise awareness of specific conditions and issues across the force.
  • Actively provide support for members including development, progression, promotion and representation.
  • Enable members are actively involved in Sussex Police business to promote the aims of Enable and support the value of difference within our workforce and the community we serve.
  • Supporting the National Disable Police Association (NDPA) and the National Police Autism Association (NPAA) in their shared value of difference.
  • Working alongside other staff support groups and networks, external organisations and other force disability leads.