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1. Downloadable case studies
Brent Council – Brent Civic Centre provides a fully accessible environment for over 2,000 employees and people using its public services.
Clear Company – Small adjustments can make a big difference. 75% of the Clear Company’s employees have a disability or long term health condition – it’s not held the Clear Company back, quite the opposite.
Cyclone Technologies – With an expert team boasting 120 years’ combined experience of life in a wheelchair, their main objective is to transform the lives of disabled people by helping them regain a new level of independence and control in their lives.
Dudley MBC – Susan Baker has a learning disability and works at Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, who are an equal opportunities employer and is signed up to ‘Positive about Disability’. Employing disabled people provides a more diverse workforce, improves staff awareness of disability issues and improves customer service.
Gloucestershire County Council
Gloucestershire County Council – Toby’s dream to work in security is fast becoming a reality with the support of Gloucestershire County Council’s ‘Forwards’ initiative, HfT (formally Homes Farm Trust) and Glevum Security.
Hands Free Computing Ltd
Hands Free Computing Ltd – Recruited Chris and gave him all the support he needed. As a result the company is reaping the rewards of employing from a diverse talent pool.
Hope & Story
Hope & Story – Susanna Kelly, Disability Confident partner and founder of Hope & Story, shares her views on embracing disability in the fashion industry.
Medmerry School – The whole community benefits from a diverse workforce that is representative of the community.
National Grid – Recognised Taurai’s skills and gave him the opportunity to change his life. Taurai realised that he could do things beyond what he believed he was capable of.
Transport for London
Transport for London – After the support Steve received throughout his illness he decided to start up a support group for others.
2. Video case studies
Jake Andrews, an apprentice with Adviser Plus, shares his experience and the support he received to enable him to get employment.
Chartwells Independent have recruited, trained and supported Steven, who is autistic. He has become a highly regarded member of the catering team at Old Swinford Hospital School in Stourbridge.
Dennings Solicitors explain how recruiting and developing disabled employees has been very beneficial for their business. Kyle, who has significant visual impairment, has proved to be a well thought of employee of this legal practice and is now undertaking professional training.
EY talk about their approach to recruiting talented disabled people and also how they support staff who become disabled during their career.
IMG is one of the world’s leading television production companies, their journey to becoming disability confident began when producer Simon Birri became disabled following a brain aneurysm.
Mark Esho explains how disabled people are good at problem solving and advises employers to be open minded.
Dawn has learning disabilities and is a loyal, reliable and much valued member of the staff team. She has worked at McDonald’s for 12 years.
National Grid recognised Taurai’s skills and gave him the opportunity to change his life. Taurai realised that he could do things beyond what he believed he was capable of.
National Grid: Case studyTaurai Horton talks about his internship at National Grid’s Work Inspiration and how it changed his life.
Ben has muscular dystrophy. He was initially employed at Rank Group as an Administrative Assistant. Ben was promoted to the role of Multi-Media Learning Adviser once it became apparent that he had a lot of talent. Rank Group’s flexible working patterns and the support received from the government scheme, Access to Work, has made it possible for him to progress his career and make a valued contribution to the organisation’s Talent Development Team.
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