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Deaf Awareness & Communication Session

We are delighted to invite our members to a free “Deaf Awareness & Communication Session” on the morning of Friday 1st December 2017, delivered by 121 Captions, which will incorporate a brief AGM.  This will mark 2017 International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December, http://www.un.org/en/events/disabilitiesday/). Our thanks to Lead Partner, BT, for hosting this […]

Congrats to Translink’s “Disability Positive” Staff

Well done to the 11 Translink staff who were recently accredited by Employers for Disability NI as “Disability Positive”.  The accreditation process involved attending disability awareness training and successfully passing an assessment.  The enthusiasm and commitment of staff were evident during the training and we are delighted that they have been recognised for their positive […]

Autumn 2017 Events

Three Mental Health Briefings for Mid Ulster Council (29 September, 2 and 10 October) Two briefings: Disability Duties for South Eastern HSC Trust/Inspire for: Ards and North Down Council Area (28 September) Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council Area (29 September) Disability Positive Accreditation Seminar and Stress & Emotional Resilience Workshop for Translink (3 October) Autism […]

Wellbeing Service

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, £30 per hour (Wednesdays, 9am-4pm) Tel 07855812564 Therapeutic & Sports Massage, £25 per hour, £15 for half hour (Thursdays, 9am-4pm) Tel 07811267688 In Banbridge office of Employers for Disability NI – view leaflet for further details: Wellbeing-Leaflet

Research report: decision-making by people with learning disabilities

A very interesting and important research report has been published, “Does it matter? Decision-making by people with learning disabilities”.  Based on research with people with learning disabilities in Scotland, it sheds light on questions of relevance to all people with learning disabilities. It concluded that it really does matter to people who have a learning […]

Welcome to our Newest Member!

Welcome our newest member, Commissioner for Older People for NI (COPNI).  Employers for Disability NI would like to thank them for their commitment to disability good practice and looks forward to working with them to promote access to employment and services for disabled people. The role of COPNI is to safeguard and promote the interests […]

Wellbeing Event and AGM

Thanks to our fabulous speakers, Lynda Fox from BT and Louise Beckett, Shared Reader Leader/Facilitator, who delivered excellent, informative presentations at our Wellbeing Event and AGM held on Wednesday 7, December 2016. With employee wellbeing being a top issue for organisations, this event was designed to share member good practice in this area.  Employers for […]

NICVA Achieves Member Accreditation

NICVA’s Deputy Chief Executive, Úna McKernan and HR Manager, Alex McGimpsey, were presented with their Member Accreditation Certificate by Employers for Disability NI’s Traning and Advice Director, Gabrielle Fitzpatrick.  This recognised the fantastic work done by NICVA to implement practices to fulfil the eight Disability Good Practice Commitments they had signed up to as members of Employers for […]