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Autism passport and tool kit

A unique jobseekers’ ‘passport’ which launched last week could make the journey to work for those with disabilities and hidden impairments a much more enjoyable – and realistic – proposition. In the same way someone travelling internationally can cross borders and enter into places they’ve never been able to access via the use of the well-known travel passport, it’s hoped ... Read More »

Autism East Midlands proudly launch Autism Can

Autism East Midlands proudly launch Autism Can! with grant support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery. With the grant support of £19,653 from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, Autism East Midlands proudly launch Autism Can! Kick starting last month and with the planned capabilities to continue onwards until 2029. The grant will be spent on purchasing a variety of equipment, ... Read More »

Interview awkwardness still a barrier to disabled workers

With new research showing more than a third of UK workers considered changing employers in January, new not-for-profit disability organisation Purple is highlighting how daunting this process can be for employees with disabilities who are cautious about moving roles due to barriers and stereotypes. According to Purple’s recent nationwide survey of one thousand businesses, a fifth of hiring managers (22%) ... Read More »

Almost 30,000 call on Government to close autism employment gap

29,090 people have signed a petition calling on the Government to take decisive action to double the number of autistic people in work by 2020. The petition was delivered on 21 February to Penny Mordaunt MP, Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, by Cheryl Gillan MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Autism, and a number of ... Read More »

Improvement of Employer Attitudes Crucial for Disabled Jobseekers

National disability charity responds to new findings from the Centre for Social Justice, and calls for the Government to actively work with employers to promote disabled people. New polling from the Centre for Social Justice showed that two thirds (63 per cent) of HR decision makers think there are barriers to hiring disabled people, and that only a third (33 ... Read More »

Disability friends launch film company

A group of disabled friends from SW London have decided to pull their resources and talents together, and set up a live streaming/video production company. Afflicted with a variety of conditions from Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy and a few others to boot, they plan to turn a few misconceptions on their heads, proving that people with disabilities are as abled and ... Read More »

Remploy workforce donate £50,000 to help beat cancer sooner

Staff of Remploy, the disability employment specialists, have made a £50,000 donation to Cancer Research UK to show their support and help beat over 200 types of cancer. Remploy left government ownership in April 2015 with employees owning a 30% stake in the company which is held in an Employee Benefit Trust (EBT). As shareholders they choose to use a ... Read More »

Job Information Day for Young People with a Learning Disability

When: Friday 31 March Time: 10am-3pm Where: Ecology Pavilion, Bow, London, E3 5TW What is the Job Information Day? Now in its third year, the Tower Project Job Information Day is an event aimed at enabling young people with learning difficulties and autism living in the Tower Hamlets area a chance to make an informed choice at the type of career ... Read More »

Interview awkwardness still a barrier to disabled workers

  With new research showing more than a third of UK workers considered changing employers in January, new not-for-profit disability organisation Purple is highlighting how daunting this process can be for employees with disabilities who are cautious about moving roles due to barriers and stereotypes. According to Purple’s recent nationwide survey of one thousand businesses, a fifth of hiring managers ... Read More »

Purple Wins European Excellence Award for Outstanding Launch Campaign

Brand new innovative disability employment not-for-profit, Purple has beaten strong competition to collect Gold at the European Excellence Awards at a ceremony held in Berlin. The organisation, which was formed in July 2016, won the Issues and Reputation Management category at the prestigious pan-European award ceremony against major global brands including IBM and Lidl. Purple, along with its communications agency ... Read More »

Golden opportunity to go Purple

UK business has a golden opportunity to access the £212bn annual disability market through the Government’s Disability Confident scheme, according to disability equality champion Mike Adams OBE. The Chief Executive of not-for-profit organisation Purple says the Government’s re-launch of its Disability Confident scheme is providing businesses with the opportunity to relook at disability differently and help them access the disability ... Read More »

Channel 4 to advertise all its jobs on specialist site promoting disabled talent

Channel 4 has yesterday announced that it will advertise all of its future vacancies on a specialist job site run by and for disabled people, Evenbreak. Channel 4 hopes the initiative will attract even more applications from disabled people in a bid to further diversify its workforce and help disabled people break into the media industry. The broadcaster’s commitment in ... Read More »