Link & Learn: A focus on People with Disabilities, with the NI Union of Supported Employment

Throughout the year, Business in the Community runs a series of one-hour, bite-sized, topical learning sessions for your employees.

  • Date:

    02 Sep 2019

  • Time:

    TBC

  • Location:

    Your employer’s premises

These sessions are delivered in your workplace by experts in areas of particular interest to your workforce. We allocate a month in the year, and you choose a day and time that suits. Once confirmed, the expert provider will liaise with you directly. All you need to do is advertise the session and provide a suitable place for it to take place.

How much do you really know about people with disabilities, and their potential to play an increased role in the workplace?

A ‘good society’ should enable every individual to fulfil their potential in terms of access to the labour market, however, the reality is many individuals experience marginalization, with people with disabilities particularly under-represented in the workforce. In-fact, the employment rate of disabled people is 35% in Northern Ireland, compared with 50% in England and around 45% in Scotland and Wales.  Employment is crucial, as it promotes independence and social inclusion, as well as improving confidence and overall wellbeing.

This session seeks to increase employees understanding of disability and will focus on how staff and management can support the development of a more inclusive workplace.