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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 »

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 »

Models with disabilities needed for photoshoots

A modelling and acting company are looking for children and adults with learning or physical disabilities to take part in a professional photo shoot. Social care professional, Laura Johnson and performing arts teacher, Zoe Proctor, recently established Zebedee Management as they wanted to see better representation of people with disabilities within fashion, media and the arts. They are holding a ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Mencap responds to announcement by DWP’s ‘war on inaccessibility’

Today (21 December) the Department of Work and Pensions has announced plans to recruit disability champions in to key sectors of businesses, such as retail, hospitality and sport, to improve accessibility for disabled people in the UK. Accessibility is a huge issue for people with a learning disability who can struggle to understand information when out in public. Despite rulings ... 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 »

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 »

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 »