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The Hidden Impairment National Group was formed in 2010 in response to a need for increased awareness and support for individuals with Hidden Impairments, initially within Department for Work and Pension Services.

 

• We estimate around 11% of the population have hidden impairments.

• We are raising awareness and supporting individuals.

• Working in partnership, sharing the same interests.

ABOUT US

The Hidden Impairment National Group has, since 2010 had a significant impact through the development of the ‘Uncovering Hidden Impairment Toolkit’. The toolkit is available through all DWP services and has been made available to many key national businesses. Our aim is to help support organisations to better understand how to effectively work with and employ individuals with Hidden Impairments.

Reforming HING

The initial phase of work was completed in late 2013. In 2014/ 2015 the group has been working alongside government departments to refresh the work of HING and move to a cross governmental approach. We are now at a stage where we are looking at reforming HING to bring together a wider group of organisations to help us achieve our aim.

 

This move has seen Autism Plus take over chair position of HING and opened up membership to a wide range of organisations.

Working Closely

HING is working closely with government departments to align common approaches to working with and supporting individuals with Hidden Impairments.

 

HING will be working closely with our newly formed board to bring together good practice and share experiences with the organisations we are supporting.

 

HING Welcomes Government Sponsor

HING Welcomes Government Sponsor. Mark Harper, Minister of State for Disabled People has agreed to officially sponsor the group. We are delighted to receive such high level support and are looking forward to working with Mark Harpers office in the future.

 

To read Marks statement of support for the group

click here.

 

 

If you are interested in becoming a member of the group please click here or to find out about how our resources can help your organisation click here.

 

HING NEWS

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CONTACT HING VIA OUR HOST ORGANISATION AUTISM PLUS

HIDDEN IMPAIRMENT
NATIONAL GROUP
c/o AUTISM PLUS

The Exchange Brewery
2 Bridge Street, Sheffield, S3 8NS

Phone: 0114 384 0284
Email: info@hing.org.uk