Valuing Difference – Equal Approach Shines the Light on SSE’s Return on Inclusion

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

Are you a disabled Techie? BBC wants you!

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!

Book Review: No Greatness Without Goodness

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

Guest Blog: Benefits of employing disabled people

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

Best Practice Case Studies: Morrisons (2)

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)

Best Practice Case Studies: Morrisons (1)

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)

Evenbreak walks the talk!

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!

Best Practice Case Studies: EmployAbility (3)

EmployAbility are a supported employment service run by Surrey County Council for disabled people who wish to find paid or voluntary work but need some additional help.  They help individuals find and retain employment, by supporting both the employer and employee during all stages of job seeking and providing on-going support in the workplace.  Their … Continue reading Best Practice Case Studies: EmployAbility (3)

Best Practice Case Studies: EmployAbility (2)

EmployAbility is a supported employment service run by Surrey County Council for disabled people who wish to find paid or voluntary work but need some additional help.  They help individuals find and retain employment, by supporting both the employer and employee during all stages of job seeking and providing on-going support in the workplace.  Their aim … Continue reading Best Practice Case Studies: EmployAbility (2)