We believe the key to disability equality in the workplace lies with opportunities and education.
If you have little personal experience of understanding the strengths and weaknesses of various disabilities and how your workplace can be adapted to better meet a disabled persons’ needs, we can help with free advice.
We will take the time to understand your needs and provide potential solutions relevant to your workplace in the following topics :
- An overview of disability
- Understanding what disability is
- The strengths of being disabled
- The barriers that disabled people may face at work or accessing your organisation or services.
How will my business benefit from disability awareness training?
Non-disabled people can sometimes feel uncomfortable around disabled people. They often worry about poor communication and unintentionally offending or patronising someone. Supporting your employees to feel competent and confident when interacting with disabled employees and customers will increase loyalty, productivity, and business growth. The purple pound is worth an estimated £249bn so positive recommendations from the disabled community improve your reputation.
Investing in training will:
- Provide your staff with the practical knowledge and insight they need
- Empower your team to confidently engage in necessary conversations from a legal standpoint.
- Help staff to break down the barriers faced by disabled staff and customers, showing them they are welcome and valued
- Make your organisation more inclusive for customers
- Provides the opportunity to diversify your workforce and access a larger talent pool.
Do you need to:
- Meet the legal requirements of disability discrimination legislation such as the Equality Act (2010)
- Ensure that staff have the confidence and the know how to appropriately communicate with and best support disabled people?
- Plan inclusive and accessible events
- Ensure that your business environment, policies, and procedures are accessible
- Check that your internal and external communication is reflective of best practice accessibility guidelines, tone and terminology
- Become disability confident
- Increase revenue
- Increase staff retention and disability disclosure
- Embed inclusion into the ethos of your organisation