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Remploy leads on disability confidence

Did you know Remploy is one of only 13 companies in the UK to have been awarded ‘Leader’ status by the national Disability Confident scheme operated by the Department for Work and Pensions? The accolade, which is the highest award, recognises an employer dedicated to supporting people with disabilities or health conditions in the workplace, […] Read More

1 in 10 people in the uk are affected by dyslexia

Did you know… 1 in 10 people in the UK are affected by dyslexia*

What is dyslexia? Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty that primarily affects the ability to learn to read and spell. It often runs in families and stems from a difficulty in processing the sounds in words. Some 10 percent of the UK population are affected. Even though dyslexia makes some things harder to learn, most […] Read More

Things not to say to a blind person

Things not to say to a blind person

“You don’t look blind” “What’s the point in getting your hair styled?” “Oh, you have an actual job?” These are just some of the things blind and partially sighted people hear on a regular basis. From presuming their lack of sight means they have other superhero (a la Daredevil) powers, to receiving an instant apology […] Read More

Around 87 people are diagnosed with epilepsy in the UK every day. #PurpleDay

Epilepsy affects around 600,000 people in the UK.

Epilepsy is the one of the most common serious neurological conditions in the world and affects around 600,000 people in the UK, that’s almost 1 in 100 people. What is epilepsy? When someone has epilepsy, it means they have a tendency to have epileptic seizures (also known as ‘fits’ or ‘attacks’), which are caused when […] Read More

Good access? Bad access?

It is 2017 and still, disabled people face a number of access barriers when visiting public places such as restaurants, museums, sports venues etc. Did you know 95 per cent of disabled people research a venue’s accessibility before visiting*? We still have a way to go Disabled Access Day is a day to celebrate good […] Read More

Making apprienceships more accessible for disabled people

Broadening access to Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are at the centre of the Government’s drive to help people of all ages gain the skills that employers need to grow and compete. Remploy fully supports the government’s push to make apprenticeships ‘accessible to people of all backgrounds’and we see apprenticeships playing a key part in achieving the Government’s ambition to halve the […] Read More

Remploy helps 7,000 people talk about their mental health

Remploy, the disability employment specialist, is reminding people about the Workplace Mental Health Support Service from Access to Work which has helped almost 7,000 people across Britain talk about their mental health, as part of today’s ‘Time to Talk’ day. Every year one in four people will experience a mental health problem and Time to Talk, which […] Read More