Working towards inclusion

Derry City Council hosted the ‘Working Towards Inclusion’ event on 3rd June 2014. The event was targeted at businesses in the local area and included a series of workshops which dealt with the issues that people who have a disability face when trying to access volunteering or employment opportunities.

Specialisterne logo

Specialisterne is an innovative social enterprise providing assessment, recruitment consultancy and in-job support services, where most of the employees are people with autism, and aims to create job opportunities for people with autism

Diversity in the workforce

The positive actions employers can take to help people with a disability find work were spelt out at an event at Belfast City Hall.

Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards 2014

The 2014 Irish News Workplace and Employment Awards have just been launched and for the third year an award will be made to the Disability Best Practice Employer. The Employers for Disability NI are pleased to be involved again in the promotion and judging of this award.

Enabling Success Consultation

“Enabling Success” - Invite to upcoming public consultation stakeholder event

A new strategic framework to tackle economic inactivity In Northern Ireland.

Disability Action Employment Advocacy logo

Disability Action’s Employment Advocacy Programme aims to help disabled people who are experiencing difficulties or discrimination in the workplace. Support will be provided by peer advocates who are disabled people, who have undertaken advocacy training and who come from a variety of backgrounds.

Open Door logo

IASE OPEN DOOR & Employment Response North West in Association teamed up with the BNI Donegal Stronghold Chapter. Employment development officer Margaret Halloran (Open Door) represented the IASE at the event with Michael Mc Cole, job coach at Employment Response North West.

Willing Able Mentoring

Willing Able Mentoring (WAM) is a work placement programme which aims to promote access to the labour market for graduates with disabilities and build the capacity of employers to integrate disability into the mainstream workplace.

Disability Action Motability Show

Northern Ireland’s largest disability exhibition is due to arrive at the new King’s Hall Pavilions, Belfast on Friday 30 and Saturday 31 May 2014!

This year the Disability Exhibition will be bigger than ever as Motability will also be hosting their first Northern Ireland show ‘The Big Event’ on the same dates. Two days, two great events, all in the one place!

Dessie Fitzgerald job shadowed Today FM with presenter Ray D'Arcy

Dessie Fitzgerald who job shadowed in Today FM with presenter Ray D'Arcy

On Wednesday 9th April 2014, hundreds of individuals with disabilities throughout Ireland will be afforded a unique opportunity to shadow a workplace mentor as he or she goes through a normal working day at hundreds of companies and employment sites throughout Ireland.