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 mark the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December, http://www.un.org/en/events/disabilitiesday/).

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 3 December


A young student at a school for disabled children in the poor neighborhood of Cité Soleil in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. UN Photo/Logan Abassi The annual observance of the International Day of …

The session will focus on positive action in recruitment as well as workplace support and adjustments for employees with learning disabilities; the staff from Disability Action has a wealth of experience to share in this area.  We are pleased to also invite Holly, a Workable participant, to give a personal perspective as an employee with learning disability.

Our thanks to Lead Partner, BT, for hosting this event, which will be held in BT’s Riverside Tower, 5 Lanyon Place, Belfast BT1 3LP.



Date: Friday 7 December 2018

Venue: BT Riverside Tower, 5 Lanyon Place, Belfast BT1 3LP

Time: 9.45am – 11.30am

Cost: Free of charge


 9.45am: Registration 


10.00am: Welcome and introduction

Catherine Christy, Chair, Employers for Disability NI



Recruitment positive action and good practice: Laura McCartney, Asst Director Employment Services, Disability Action

Workplace support and adjustments in practice: Norma Bolton, Workable Support, Disability Action

Personal experience of workplace support and how this enables a positive work experience: Holly, Workable participant

Promoting employment of people with learning disabilities: Tommy Cairns, Employer Engagement Officer, Disability Action


11.05am: Employers for Disability NI AGM


11.30am: Close

To book email: gabrielle@efdni.org.  The closing date is 12 noon on Friday 30 November 2018.

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