Call for evidence: Supporting inclusive workplaces for everyone

ERSA has issued a call for evidence about Supporting inclusive workplaces for everyone – Health Related Pathways to Work

A Health and Wellbeing Alliance project, led by Homeless Link and Win/Win Alliance involving ERSA and Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM), is supporting Public Health England (PHE)’s Health and Work team to work towards inclusive workplaces for everyone.

The project will produce resources to help employers embed good practice approaches supporting disabled people, people with long term health conditions and/or people from protected characteristic groups towards, into and to stay in work.

The project is looking for examples of national and local employment support initiatives and “success stories” supporting the following groups:

  • Older people
  • Younger people
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage and civil partnership
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Gender
  • Sexual orientation
  • Homelessness
  • Mental health conditions
  • People in contact with the criminal justice system
  • Substance misuse

 

Organisations can send examples of their work using the downloadable template. The good practice and success stories will be brought together as an online directory that will be shared with employers, to be hosted on the ERSA website. Please return examples to policy@ersa.org.uk by Friday 19 October 2018.

The project is also inviting employers across the voluntary, community, social enterprise and the public sectors to join an initiative that will bring together a group who will commit to being part of a pilot programme aimed at embedding positive attitudes towards employing and supporting people with long term conditions and disabled people. The project is particularly keen to include examples of best practice by employers. For further information on this element of the project contact Philipa Bragman at CHANGE at philipa@changepeople.org or 0113 2426619.
 
If you have any questions about the research, please contact Michaela.DesForges@homelesslink.org.uk