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Dress Down for Disability Day

Looking forward to our second annual Dress Down for Disability Day, 30 November 2018.  This is a vital fundraising initiative and we are so grateful to all members and their employees who participate!  Your unwavering commitment to disability and to our organisation is very much appreciated! Dress Down for Disability Day 2018 Photos of the […]

Positive Action: Recruiting and Supporting Employees with a Learning Disability

Employers for Disability NI is delighted to invite all employers to a free briefing, Positive Action: Recruiting and Supporting People with Learning Disabilities. This briefing will be delivered by Disability Action on the morning of Friday 7th December, 2018 (9.45am – 11.30am).  It will incorporate a very brief AGM and is our annual event to […]

Life expectancy of people with learning disabilities is 15-20 years shorter than average

A report by Prof Michael Marmot from the Institute for Health Equity (see press release for key findings) highlighted the shocking fact that people with learning disabilities will die 15-20 years sooner on average than the general population.  He explained that this is not an inevitable consequence of their disability, rather it is a “direct […]

Mental health issues affects half of all employees

A survey of 44,000 people undertaken by mental health organisation, Mind, reported that half of all employees experienced mental health issues, with only half of those having disclosed it to their employer. A supportive workplace makes a huge difference, e.g. having flexible hours and regular catch-ups.  However, according to Mind, a shocking 300,000 people in the […]

Disability Role Model Videos

These videos were funded by Halifax Foundation NI. Employers for Disability NI is extremely grateful to the five role models and to Ryan Hand for undertaking the interviews. Dyslexia Role Model – Geraldine O’Hagan, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust Learning Disability Role Model – Paul McGowan, Mencap Sight Loss Role Model – Agnes Lunny, […]