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Upcoming Event: Disability Positive Seminar

Employers for Disability NI has chosen “Disability Positive” as the theme for our annual June member event.  This half-day seminar, kindly hosted by one of our Lead Partners, Translink, will take place on Friday, 23 June 2017 from 9.30am – 1.00pm in Training Room, Floor 1a, Translink Training Facility, 22 Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 […]

Psychometric Testing and Reasonable Adjustments

Dominic McCanny, Chartered Psychologist and former Board Member of Employers for Disability NI, has provided insight and advice on the need to make reasonable adjustments when using psychometric testing, specifically in reference to a recent case involving someone on the autism spectrum in GB. Read Dominic’s blog here: Website Psychometric Tests and Reasonable Adjustments – […]

Carer of Disabled Child Wins Case

A Tribunal has found that an advice giving service in North Belfast – the Ardoyne Association – discriminated against a woman who worked for them as an advisor, contrary to the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. The Tribunal awarded Maria McKeith, who was supported by the Equality Commission, £18,886 in compensation.  Read Equality Commission for NI […]

Mamma Mia: What a night!

The first event to raise funds for EFDNI’s Disability Support Fund took place on Saturday 22 April 2017 in Newcastle Couumity Cinema. There was a fantastic turnout for a Mamma Mia movie  screening and singalong event, followed by 70s disco. The craic was fantastic and there were a number of prizes for best fancy dressed.  […]

Mags Achieves Distinction in Organisational Stress Management

Congratulations to Mags Harkin (our Director of Services and EFDNI’s Cognitive Behavioural Therapist) who has gained an Organisational Stress Management Diploma, with distinction, from the Stress Management Institute.  This is in addition to the Stress Management Diploma she obtained last year.  This will be a fantastic bonus for our members as she will have access […]

EFDNI is nominated charity for Oliver Musical

Oliver!: Portadown Town Hall will host an opening night charity gala performance of the musical Oliver! by E2A Inclusive Theatre, of whom at least 40% have a disability, on Thursday 25 May 2017.  Tickets cost £10 each and are available from gabrielle@efdni.org, call 07811267688.  Our member, Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon District Council, is working […]

Summary of events 2017

Stress Awareness and Emotional Resilience Workshop for members: hosted in Equality Commission for NI Visual Awareness Briefing: Dept of Health Stress Awareness and Emotional Resilience Workshop: Local Government Staff Commission, hosted in Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council Autism briefing: Dept of Health Autism briefing: The Executive Office NIE Networks: Disability Good Practice Update Suicide Awareness […]

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 […]