Vlog 8 – Access To Work

Do you need support or reasonable adjustments in the workplace? In this round of vlogs, Kiana talks about Access To Work - the government scheme you can apply for to help cover costs of adaptations you need at work! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bdu6GzGfdLQ&t=24s Check out some great job opportunities at http://www.evenbreak.co.uk and apply to Access To Work when … Continue reading Vlog 8 – Access To Work

Disability Doesn’t Discriminate (and we don’t, either!)

Although our focus is primarily on disability at Evenbreak, we recognise the importance of 'intersectionality'. Disability doesn't discriminate; it affects people of all skin colours, nationalities, genders, sexual orientations, cultures, ages and so on. Our own team reflects our values around diversity and inclusion. We are all disabled (as a social firm, it's a condition … Continue reading Disability Doesn’t Discriminate (and we don’t, either!)

Do you feel uncomfortable talking to disabled people?

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?

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

Some things I’d like you to know about… Gowling WLG

One of the best Evenbreak perks is working with great people. By great, I don't mean impressive and successful, although they often are. I mean that these people are the game changers. The clients that work with us are invested in change. They don't settle for the status quo. They take the leaps that other … Continue reading Some things I’d like you to know about… Gowling WLG

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…

Celebrating the lesser spotted signs of inclusion

Commitment, true commitment, to diversity and inclusion isn't seen all that often. And lack of inclusion has a significant impact on everyday lives. Social media means that we're now privy to glimpses into other peoples lives in a way never experienced before. And it highlights that we have an awful lot to learn. Twitter, in … Continue reading Celebrating the lesser spotted signs of inclusion

Comic Relief join Evenbreak and challenge diversity apathy

The much-loved British charity, Comic Relief, well known for tackling poverty and social injustice in the UK and around the world, is the latest client to join Evenbreak and commit to advertising all of their job vacancies with us. Comic Relief is determined to not only attract more, talented disabled candidates, but also to address … Continue reading Comic Relief join Evenbreak and challenge diversity apathy

“I want to be an inclusive employer and recruit disabled people BUT…”

Savvy employers are very aware there's a skills shortage. They're aware they need a wider talent pool to recruit from. And they're aware that a diverse workforce is a good thing for business. So, what holds employers back from taking action? Changing the way they recruit? Tapping into new pools of talent? Here are 3 … Continue reading “I want to be an inclusive employer and recruit disabled people BUT…”