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Vibrance helping the next generation to gain valuable ‘real life’ work experience’

A leading social care charity is working with top organisations to offer young adults the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in the social care sector. Ilford based charity, Vibrance, has been working closely with Skills for Care since 2006, and has recently got involved in the graduate scheme. Skills for Care provides practical tools and support to help adult ... Read More »

Charity helps creative entrepreneurs with dyslexia to start their own business

From school exclusion to savvy entrepreneurship: young ceramist’s business thrives through Good Story’s mentoring. Having struggled with the academic system, Katie Netley was determined not to let dyslexia curb her career. Harnessing her creative talents, the young entrepreneur now owns a thriving ceramics business and has even won a national award. Katie was a misunderstood and exuberant teen; her time ... Read More »

Shut out of work for being disabled

The ongoing stigma that denies people the right to work will be highlighted as the world marks the United Nation’s international day of persons with disabilities on the 3 of December. The Cheshire Global Alliance, a network of 200 organisations supporting disabled persons in over 50 countries, has organised awareness-raising activities across the world. These will include an arts and trade ... Read More »

Apply to be a Community Partner and help shape the support for disabled people in your area

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) are launching an exciting opportunity to shape the support for disabled people and those with health conditions. The new Community Partner roles will build on expertise within Jobcentre Plus and strengthen understanding to ensure support is tailored to customer requirements in partnership with the third sector. About the roles The Lead Community Partner ... Read More »

Who is Britain’s Most Inclusive Employer?

In a fractured society, during challenging times and with the effects of austerity increasing, the need for diverse practice becomes ever more important. The law defines a host of so called protected characteristics. But, ultimately, inclusion affects us all. By excluding people because of their identity or background we lose skills, we lose talent, and we lose productivity and profit. Significant numbers ... Read More »

Mencap highlights Autumn statement on employment

Universal Credit taper rate does nothing to mitigate cuts to Employment and Support Allowance – Mencap response to Autumn statement. Mencap highlights an Autumn Statement that fails to mitigate any of the damaging effects of the £30 a week cut to Employment and Support Allowance and failure to explain how the Government intends to halve the disability employment gap – a ... Read More »

EY: Supporting Disabled People into Employment

EY is a global professional services organisation. By asking better questions, they provide their clients with better answers, helping them solve complex business issues. For smart, curious graduates, working at EY offers the opportunity to change how world-leading organisations do business. EY depends on high performing teams of people from a huge range of cultures and backgrounds to help clients ... Read More »

Charity receives major funding to help people into work

£156,000 awarded by the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund The statistics speak for themselves – around 6 per cent of people with a learning disability are in paid employment, despite more than 60 per cent wanting and being able to be in work. Those figures come from Mencap, looking at the picture across the UK. Across Warwickshire and ... Read More »

Charity disappointed with new Government plans for disabled jobseekers

The Enham Trust have spoken out against the governments’ planned proposals which will mean only one in eight disabled people who want to work will receive the help they need; the equivalent of 45,000 fewer disabled people each year over the remainder of this parliament. The comments support a new report by the Employment Related Service Association (ERSA) ‘More than ... Read More »

The National Autistic Society comments on The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper

The National Autistic Society comments on the Government’s newly announced plans to get more disabled people into work following The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper. Last week the charity launched a campaign to close the autism employment gap with a research report, statistics and an affecting film. Mark Lever, Chief Executive at the National Autistic Society, said: “Today’s [31/10/16] announcement starts ... Read More »

“I’m not unemployable, I’m autistic”

New video launches after charity finds full-time autism employment rate has stagnated at under 16% over the last decade  Video ‘Could you stand the rejection?’ puts you in the shoes of Max, a young autistic man, as he goes through a series of job interviews where people do not understand his autism 19 year old Max’s own story shows how ... Read More »

Government’s employment plans ‘out of sync’ with its ambitions to help disabled people into work

National disability charity, Sense, warns that shrinking specialist employment support system will further marginalise disabled jobseekers National disability charity, Sense, has responded to the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) report which highlights that proposed cuts to funding in the Government’s employment programmes will see 45,000 fewer disabled people offered specialist support to find jobs. Warning that the new Work and ... Read More »