An underused scheme and a determined job seeker – Disability in the news

1 in 5 of the UK working age population are disabled. Yet, last year, only around 35,000 people applied for Access to Work (AtW). That’s less than 1% of the disabled workforce. This is partially explained by the following: most workplace adjustments don’t cost any money to implement it could be that the adjustment needed… Read More An underused scheme and a determined job seeker – Disability in the news

Everyday disability terms explained

Disability-friendly employer Disability-friendly employers are organisations that are serious about equality & diversity. They will have structures in place to ensure that their disabled employees feel welcomed and valued. Some-such employers will be signed up to schemes and initiatives or perhaps have their own staff disability network. These companies often display disability-related logos on their… Read More Everyday disability terms explained

Graduate scheme hopefuls: What I learned supporting disabled applicants

Recruitment processes for graduate schemes aren’t always designed with disabled applicants in mind. I have seen hard to use forms, inaccessible tests, and many job adverts that don’t mention the disability support available for those applying. It would be extremely unfair if disabled candidates felt put off, especially when so many would excel in these… Read More Graduate scheme hopefuls: What I learned supporting disabled applicants

Tips for dealing with medical questionnaires

It’s quite common to be asked to complete a medical questionnaire when applying for a job.  Yet, it’s also also true that employers shouldn’t be asking candidates unnecessary health and disability questions. Given this does not seem to mirror people’s experiences, let’s explore the rights and wrongs of asking applicants health questions.  When I speak… Read More Tips for dealing with medical questionnaires

Interview with Graeme Whippy MBE, leading Disability Consultant

Graeme has several years’ experience as a disability consultant, including working with Viacom, Channel 4 and Lloyds TSB to improve their processes and culture for recruiting and supporting disabled people in the workplace. Among other projects Graeme also works with the Business Disability Forum supporting businesses in improving their practises for both disabled customers and… Read More Interview with Graeme Whippy MBE, leading Disability Consultant

Leonard Cheshire Change 100: 3 months paid internship opportunities for disabled students

We wanted to make you aware of the Change100 employment programme. It is a programme for: ‘Talented students and graduates with disabilities or long-term health conditions — including physical, visual or hearing impairments, mental health conditions and learning disabilities and difficulties like dyslexia and dyspraxia.’ ABOUT CHANGE100 ‘Change100 brings together the UK’s top employers and talented disabled… Read More Leonard Cheshire Change 100: 3 months paid internship opportunities for disabled students