Inclusion at…

Welcome Break logo Welcome Break is one of the largest independent motorway service operators in the UK.  They employ around 5,000 team members who work to give customers what they want, when they want it. And with a level of service that exceeds their expectations.  But what opportunities are there for disabled staff?  This is … Continue reading Inclusion at…

Inclusion at …

Working at Heathrow isn't just for 'high flyers'! There is a whole range of exciting jobs available. Find out more about Heathrow as an employer from their answers to our questions here. Why is it important to Heathrow to employ disabled people? Diversity and inclusion is fundamental to Heathrow. Every day we welcome and look … Continue reading Inclusion at …

The new guy is disabled! What do we do?

The fear of 'getting it wrong’ paralyses the best of us. So, at Evenbreak we love clients who are honest. And ask for help supporting disabled employees. It's impossible to know everything about inclusion. Equality law. Protected characteristics. Inclusive terminology. Accessible design. And even when you do know an awful lot; we are all still … Continue reading The new guy is disabled! What do we do?

How to hunt for an inclusive employer

The world of work is changing. And I'm seeing that like my own priorities, candidates’ priorities have changed too. My last job search was vastly different from previous searches. I wasn't looking for a specific role or a specific salary. The hours I worked weren't as important. Or the location. I was looking for an … Continue reading How to hunt for an inclusive employer

Housing Association giant L&Q commits to disability inclusion with Evenbreak

L&Q has partnered with two leading not-for-profit organisations to ensure it is offering the best service to its disabled staff and residents. As part of their disability inclusion initiative, L&Q will work with Evenbreak, to reach and retain more talented disabled people. L&Q is also working with disability charity Scope to develop housing advice content for its … Continue reading Housing Association giant L&Q commits to disability inclusion with Evenbreak

Employers, do you know how many disabled staff you employ?

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?

10 Top Tips for Becoming Disability Confident

  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

Five easy New Year’s resolutions to help you become a more inclusive employer

So many people hate New Year's resolutions. They remind us of past failures and far too often include giving up chocolate. Which can seem wrong on so many levels... I'm a great fan of resolutions or goals. To me, they emphasise change, possibility, action. All things that I'm a fan of. So, this year I've … Continue reading Five easy New Year’s resolutions to help you become a more inclusive employer

When should we start employing disabled people?

When we talk to employers about employing disabled people, one of the first questions you often ask us is what you should put in place first. In some ways, that's an odd question, because you are almost certainly already employing disabled people. You just might not know. Most impairments (around 80%) are not visible, so … Continue reading When should we start employing disabled people?

Empowering abilities – what you need to know…

I recently read an article that made me grin. Dustin Maynard entitled his article 'The Secret to Disability Inclusion'. It made a strong impression because everything he said was just so darn true. Disability inclusion isn't as complicated as people think. Focus on what people can do, rather than what they can't. Look for strengths … Continue reading Empowering abilities – what you need to know…