Business Disability Forum is here for you

Play your part in creating a disability-smart world.

Business Disability Forum (BDF) is the leading business membership organisation in disability inclusion. We are trusted partners, working with business, Government and disabled people to improve the life experiences of disabled employees and consumers, by removing barriers to inclusion.  

Nearly 500 of the UK’s largest businesses, global brands, public sector employers and SMEs are Members or Partners of Business Disability Forum, including 19 police forces.  

Membership benefits:

  • Access to expert support via a dedicated Business Partner (relationship manager) to help you make the most of your membership.  
  • Access to our in-depth, sophisticated and tailored Advice Service, available by phone and email.   
  • Access to our Knowledge Hub offering a wide range of resources and toolkits to support you to deliver a disability-smart business. 
  • Access to a growing range of Networks and Taskforces including our Emergency Services and Law Enforcement Network (ELEN).
  • Access to a wide range of Events and Webinars providing networking opportunities where you can learn and connect with your peers in a safe and confidential space to share both what works and what doesn’t. 
  • Access to our Disability Smart self-assessment management tool including a diagnostic report, designed to help build your organisation’s disability strategy. 
  • An opportunity to shape the public policy agenda through involvement in The Forum – our policy and research think tank. 


“Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire Police (BCH) is a Member of Business Disability Forum – they are an immensely rich resource. BDF has supported and empowered BCH and encouraged us to continue to strive for excellence for our colleagues with disabilities and health conditions and to be innovative in delivery. Their Advice Service is second to none and we always feel valued in every interaction. BDF is to be commended in helping organisations make positive, creative, disability smart changes including policies to support their workforce. They can also support you on your Disability Confident journey should you choose to go for it.” Samantha Alexander, Positive Action Lead, Bedfordshire Police, ELEN Network Member


Emergency Services and Law Enforcement Network (ELEN)

As a BDF Member, you can join our Emergency Services and Law Enforcement Network (ELEN) to access advice and support, share best practice and learn from other ELEN organisations about their disability-smart journey in a confidential space.

ELEN brings together disability, diversity, human resources, and wellbeing professionals at managerial level in public service delivery to:

  • Cover tackling the unique challenges faced by the emergency service and law enforcement.
  • Share innovative practice and facilitate solutions-focused discussions with colleagues, including well-performing initiatives.
  • Enable conversations within different trusts and organisations in a safe space. Our meetings operate using the ‘Chatham House’ rule.

Join us

If your organisation isn’t a Member or Partner yet and you’re interested in finding out more, please email David Goodchild, Adrian Ward or visit our website.

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