Charities

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Recruitment
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Guidance

This Scope publication explores the opportunities and barriers working disabled people come across in having conversations about disability at work. It demonstrates that gaps between policies and practice are preventing businesses from supporting their disabled staff to thrive at work. Finally, it sets out practical ideas businesses can put in place to drive the organisational changes needed. 

The document sets out some guidelines for employers in creating opportunities for jobseekers who have a disability and managing the recruitment process.

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Transition
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Best practice, Guidance

Every secondary school in the country has been given access to a free tool to measure the effectiveness of their careers education and guidance against a series of nationally recognised benchmarks to give young people the best start in the world of work.

The Careers & Enterprise Company, in partnership with The Gatsby Foundation, have launched Compass, a new, free online tool for schools to evaluate and monitor improvements in their careers education against eight nationally recognised benchmarks.

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Mental health, Sickness absence, Health & Wellbeing
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Guidance

The Mental Health Foundation has produced a new guide to supporting mental health at work. 

After reading this guide you should:

  • Have an idea of how to manage your own mental health at work

  • Have an idea of how to reach out to a colleague in distress

  • Have an idea how you can work with others to make your workplace more mentally healthy for everyone 

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Sensory impairment
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Guidance

Sense has published employment toolkits for people with sensory impairments. They include template CVs and tips for writing a covering letter and preparing for an interview. They also include links to a number of resources and employment programmes to help people with sensory impairments looking for work.

The toolkits were co-produced with one their young campaigners who is deafblind, Molly O’Brien.

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Recruitment, Learning disabilities, Employer Engagement
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Guidance

Mencap has published a guide for employers outling the business case for employing people with a learning disability. The guide is based on a literature review by Dr Steve Beyer.

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Sensory impairment
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Guidance

Sense has published new resources to support the employment of people who are deafblind. Deafblind people can work, however many will need specialist support to enable them to do so.  Sense campaigns to ensure those deafblind people who want to work get the support they need to gain employment and those deafblind people who work are supported to do their job well and can progress in their career.

https://www.sense.org.uk/content/employment

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Education & training, Autism
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Best practice

Finding Work,  a digital workbook published by National Autistic Society, is available to download for free. 

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Sensory impairment
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Research

This longitudinal research project was designed in 2009 by a team from RNIB and VICTAR (Visual Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research at the University of Birmingham). The key objectives of the project are:

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Autism, Disability employment gap
Year of Publication: 
2016
Type: 
Video clip, Report

The National Autistic Society has published a report about employment. A 2016 survey has found that just 16% of people with an autism condition are in full-time paid employment. This compares to 15% in 2007.  The NAS has launched a campaign, including a video, report and petition, to change things. 

http://www.autism.org.uk/TMI

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Sensory impairment, Reasonable adjustments
Year of Publication: 
2016
Type: 
Research, Report

Deafblind people can work, however many will need specialist support to enable them to do so.  Sense campaigns to ensure those deafblind people who want to work get the support they need to gain employment and those deafblind people who work are supported to do their job well and can progress in their career.

Sense has written a report about the barriers deafblind people face when looking for work and when in employment and learn about the solutions that can help more deafblind people to gain and sustain employment.

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