Naidex is Europe's largest disability event for trade, healthcare professionals and end-users. Taking place at Birmingham's NEC on the 26th & 27th March, Naidex gathers innovation, information, cutting edge suppliers, and the most inspirational speakers from around the world to one venue, over two unforgettable days It’s an important event in Evenbreak’s calendar, and we’re involved on … Continue reading We’re going to Naidex – are you?
'Job carving', which refers to customising duties or creating specialist jobs for disabled people, is a method that's being used more and more nowadays. As jobs become more flexible due to technology, companies look to job carving to create opportunities for disabled people. And it turns out that it benefits employees and organisations in many … Continue reading How Job Carving Can Help Disabled Employees and the Organisation
If you read this question and your honest gut response is yes, then you’re not alone. 67% of the British public feel the same way. 21% of 18-34-year-olds admit that they have purposefully avoided talking to a disabled person. They weren’t sure how to communicate with them. The media representation of disabled people doesn’t help. … Continue reading Do you feel uncomfortable talking to disabled people?
I speak to employers about recruiting disabled staff on a daily basis. And I always ask this question. The response is always interesting and tells me a lot about an organisation. Forward-thinking organisations can usually tell me this figure straight away. They also tell me they’re aware that the figure is very likely to be … Continue reading Employers, do you know how many disabled staff you employ?
Today I learned that my five-year-old is a talented actress. I’d had no idea. It's easy to focus on the things she needs help with instead. I know she struggles to ride a bike. I know she doesn’t like being told what to do. I had been simply enjoying her strengths rather than nurturing them. But now … Continue reading Spotting strengths and latent skills – why it matters
Finding suitable work can be a challenge for most people, but for disabled people there are often additional aspects to be considered, both in terms of accessing the recruitment process on an equal basis, and also in terms of the nature of the role itself. Asking for what you want or need is important. There … Continue reading Get that job – Ask for what you need!
Travelling with a disability takes guts. It also takes determination. Throw in problem solving skills. Organisational skills. The ability to speak out and up for yourself. Add a fair pinch of faith too. It’s no wonder disabled people develop such strengths in these areas! You plan each trip with military precision. You become an expert … Continue reading Navigating the world with an invisible disability; will business lead the way?
The Disability Confident scheme supports employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to your workplace. It has three levels. Evenbreak was one of the first few organisations to achieve level 3 (leader). Essentially, being disability confident means removing barriers that disabled people might face. Here are our top tips: Know why … Continue reading 10 Top Tips for Becoming Disability Confident
As a mother of a young child, I'm interested in inclusion, both in the workplace and the classroom. And I'm not convinced there's all that much difference in how we'd all like to be treated by others. Adult or child. This brilliant graphic depicts inclusive best practice for quality teaching. I loved it the second … Continue reading Inclusion ABC’s in the workplace…
Do you have small children? Enjoy traditions? Or are you simply a fan of slapstick comedy and innuendo? If so, you might well have found yourself attending your local pantomime this holiday. I am not a lover of pantomime. But I have a child who is. And so, I have seen two this year. Parenting … Continue reading What a difference an (accessible) day makes…