Disabled customers will be able to wear a sunflower lanyard as a discreet sign they might need staff help with their shopping Tesco has launched a new initiative to provide better in-store accessibility to people with hidden disabilities. The UK retailer will provide sunflower lanyards to people to wear as a discreet sign they have … Continue reading Tesco joins the sunflower lanyard scheme to help people with hidden disabilities
Nichole is living proof of what happens when an employer provides a genuinely inclusive working environment, where individuals are truly supported. Nichole Rushton As she says, “if you had told me that after being off work for three years with a car accident injury, being in a wheelchair, feeling like I’d lost my career, I’d lost everything, that 12 months on, I would not only be employed but I’d be in … Continue reading Nichole Rushton: Embodying the power of inclusive employment
Equal Approach, a global specialist provider of leading edge programs to embed inclusion has carried out a ‘Return on Inclusion’ (ROI) exercise for SSE to calculate the financial value generated in its investment in inclusion and diversity initiatives over the three years from 2014-2017. SSE has published its first ‘Valuing Difference’ report which details how … Continue reading Valuing Difference – Equal Approach Shines the Light on SSE’s Return on Inclusion
In line with our current theme on Autism, Evenbreak is working with a company called Auticon, established in Germany and now working here in the UK. Find out more about Auticon here, and read the account of one of their consultants below: I’m Martin and I’d like to tell you about myself and my work … Continue reading Being a Consultant for Auticon
Our friends at the BBC are keen to create an even more diverse workforce, and they are focusing on attracting disabled candidates to work in their technology roles. Here is the story of Ben, and how he came to gain a job at the BBC (original article here): A year ago Ben Mustill-Rose, a developer … Continue reading Are you a disabled Techie? BBC wants you!
I first came across the author of this book by hearing him being interviewed on radio. Randy Lewis talked about his son, Austin, and Austin's struggle with autism, and how much Austin taught Randy about love and life. And about the value that all kinds of disabled people bring to society. His experiences with Austin … Continue reading Book Review: No Greatness Without Goodness
Today's guest blog comes from Miranda Hoogewerf, who is the Proprietor of Langleys Restaurant & Wine Bar in Surbiton. Here she talks about her experiences in employing young disabled people: I have worked within the special needs field for a number of years. It became increasingly apparent that although young people with disabilities are very well … Continue reading Guest Blog: Benefits of employing disabled people
Another example from Morrisons about making adaptations so that a member of staff can continue to work within the organisation: Stephen commenced working for the Company in September 1997. He left school and applied to work weekends (14 hours) at the Company’s Yeadon store on the checkouts. After completing his ‘A’ levels at college, he … Continue reading Best Practice Case Studies: Morrisons (2)
Here is another in our series of best practice case studies, this time from Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc. It's a great example of retaining an existing employee who acquires a disability, or whose disability changes or worsens: Angela commenced working for the Company at the Hunslet store in September 1994 as a Bakery Assistant doing … Continue reading Best Practice Case Studies: Morrisons (1)
I’d like to introduce you to Lewis. Lewis is 16 and has ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, so severely that he has been unable to attend school for the past six years. His conditions mean that even home-schooling was restricted to four hours a week spread over the week, and he would become exhausted after each half … Continue reading Evenbreak walks the talk!