Look who’s here, our Board Member Paul from @mtgstudios. Producers, Directors, Artists @britishcouncil - come find out about how to support disabled artists in your productions! #accesstowork#supportingdisabledartists#arts
5 years ago today I got my F I R S T JOB! My number one piece of advice to any disabled job seekers out there: persist, persist, PERSIST! . This was after going to 43 interviews and trying to get a job for nearly 3 years. I just remember I couldn’t even process that it was actually a yes. . The issue of employment and disability always fascinates and frustrates me. Research shows those with disabilities are less likely to gain employment as others of working age (Disability Rights, 2019). Unemployment rates are lower for those with disabilities compared to the general population (9.1% versus 3.6%, Scope, 2018). . The three most common barriers reported by disabled people are: 1) challenges with transport 2) lack of job opportunities and 3) Employer attitudes (DNDP Scotland, 2018). . Often those with disabilities worry that disclosing their disability might open them up to discrimination. However, the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) makes this unlawful. This act states that employers must consider making “reasonable adjustments” to support those with disabilities at work (GOV.UK, 2018). . The most common incentives that support those with disabilities to work include: employer incentives, support with their health, phases work hours/days and duties etc. . Interestingly, studies show that employing those with disabilities is highly cost effective as they maintain loyal employment and take fewer sick days (Independent, 2018). . So I’ll say it again, persist, persist persist 💪🏼 . . Image Description: My old work badge detailing my old place of work and showing my picture, with the job title “Assistant Psychologist”. . #firstjob#throwbackthursday#interview#persist#interviewagainandagain#interviewchallenges#disability#disabledemployment#disabledwoman#disabledemploymentgap#inclusion#accesstowork#disabledemployee#disabilityjobseeker#diversity#disabledlife#employeewithdisability#disabled#disabledworkers#cerebralpalsy
As a qualified Chef, Ciaran was optimistic about securing employment when he moved to Northern Ireland. Ciaran is deaf and uses Irish Sign Language. He heard about the Action on Hearing Loss Specialist Employment Programme and self-referred to seek support with applying for work.⠀ ⠀ Ciaran's Employment Advisor supported him to update his CV, and provided interview practice when he was shortlisted for a job. Ciaran was successful and is now working in a full time position as Chef in two kitchens in a popular family run hotel.⠀ ⠀ He said: “Getting support from the Specialist Employment Programme gave me the confidence to apply for and secure a job in my local area, whilst learning about other government support available.”⠀ ⠀ The Specialist Employment Programme provides support to people who are deaf, have tinnitus or hearing loss to access jobs, work placements, voluntary work and training. Read Ciaran's story and find out how to access support here: https://buff.ly/2MNsM71⠀ ⠀ The Programme is part funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund Programme 2014 - 2020 and the Department for Economy. Match funded by Department for Communities.⠀ ⠀ #deafness#tinnitus#hearingloss#isl#irishsignlanguage#accesstowork#disabilityemployment#empowerment#employmentsupport
JULY TEMP OF THE MONTH 🥳🥳 Well done Sam! We are super grateful for all your hard work and commitment on this Temp assignment!!! If you or anyone you know are looking to secure a new position, do not hesitate to give us a call on 020 8542 6688 📞😎
When we first met Jennifer, she was in a powerchair that didn't keep her comfortable or well-supported. ♿ We worked together to find the perfect solution thank to the Access to Work Scheme! ✅ Click the link in our bio to find out more.
Happy to join @versusarthritis in calling for better support to keep people with arthritis in work. Let me know if you’d like a copy of their new report. There’s a higher prevalence of back pain and osteoarthritis of the hip and knee in the constituency than the UK as a whole - 1 in 5 have osteoarthritis of the knee. #versusarthritis#arthritis#iamversusarthritis#osteoarthritis#accesstowork
Earlier this week I joined @actiononhearingloss and other supporters; Donna, Beth and Chris and we met Justin Tomlinson MP – the Minister for Disabled People to tell him our experiences being deaf in the workplace, the challenges we face from the application and interview process through to daily tasks in our working life. • We spoke about the changes we’d like to see from the Government to create a hub of useful information for employers to ensure they can best provide for their disabled employees, recognising their talent and helping to minimise the barriers, as well as helping to make the Access to Work process easier and more recognised. I look forward to seeing the changes that they will implement to help make workplaces more inclusive and accessible! • #workingforchange#actiononhearingloss#campaigns#minister#government#change#workplace#inclusion#access#deaf#hearingloss#hardofhearing#deafness#accessibility#accesstowork#employers
#deaf adults - we'd love your help! We want to show deaf young people that with a few simple adjustments, and tech, they can do jobs they assumed they couldn't because of their #deafness. We want them to be able to picture themselves in the job of their dreams and know what support they'll need. If you'd be happy to share what support you use at work we'd love to hear from you. Please comment here or email us at email@example.com. #deaftalent#deafcan#accesstowork#equality#accessibility#hearingloss