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Supporting people with disabilities

At Barclays, we’re fully committed to increasing opportunities for people with disabilities and mental health conditions.

To move forward, we’ve launched campaigns and continually consider different recruitment models. We have been awarded gold status by the Business Disability Forum for our work towards creating a truly inclusive and accessible environment for all of our customers, clients and colleagues. 

One of our ambitions is to become the most accessible and inclusive FTSE company for all our customers, clients and colleagues. We do this, not only because it makes good commercial sense, but because it's the right thing to do.

- Ashok Vaswani, CEO Barclays UK, and Executive Sponsor of the Disability agenda

This is me

In 2014, we launched our flagship campaign – This is Me – to tackle the stigma around mental health in the workplace. The basic idea was simple. Real colleagues would introduce themselves with their own personal story. And, as in real life, their mental health condition and how they manage it would be just part of that story. Four years later, This is Me has gained incredible momentum, helping people not only within Barclays but across the City of London feel able to speak out and break cultural silences.

Join Reach – Barclays Disability and Mental Health Network

Our employee diversity network, Reach is open to all colleagues who either have a disability or mental health condition or support those who do. As a member of the network, you’ll benefit from mentoring, career development support and education opportunities. You’ll also have the chance to help us identify new ways of making our products, services and facilities accessible to everyone.

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Working in partnership

Barclays is committed to sharing best practices and to continuing to learn from others as part of our drive to improve access and inclusion for all customers, clients and colleagues. As the first Founder Leader of the Business Disability Forum (BDF) we contribute to their overall strategy and working groups, and we work in partnership with other businesses as part of the Government’s Disability Confident Leaders Group. We have been actively engaged in the work of the Business Disability Forum for 25 years demonstrating our aspiration to become the most accessible and inclusive FTSE 100 company.