Jim Brown battles through adversity to get a job at Marks and Spencer.

Jim battles through adversity

A Livingston man, who has battled through adversity for decades with a painful foot condition, has turned his life around with help from Remploy and Marks and Spencer. Jim Brown, aged 45, has secured full-time permanent employment with Marks & Spencer as a Sales Assistant in the M&S Livingston designer outlet. Jim has Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome in […] Read More

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Breaking down barriers to autism

Kelly Smith, Remploy’s Specialist Employability Coach has been supporting Joe who has autism as part of Remploy’s Specialist Employability Support (SES) programme. Joe’s autism affects him in many ways and over a number of appointments has opened up to Kelly. He expressed his love of art – he loves to draw but would not let […] Read More

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Remploy supported John through his anxiety to secure a job

“Remploy have supported me and my mental health condition into work. Just the simple act of getting up and ready and coming to workshops at the Glasgow branch helped me, as it meant that I was going out every week.” 19 year old John White from Glasgow had not worked since leaving college as he was so affected by his anxiety. […] Read More

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Flexible hiring at Remploy

Here at Remploy, we promote a good work-life balance and encourage all kinds of flexible working. Many of our colleagues work part time or flexibly; this is especially important as a high proportion of colleagues have a disability or health condition. We’re happy to consider flexible working for any job if requested. So don’t be […] Read More

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Join Team Remploy at Parallel London for a day to remember

Come and join the fun with Laura Turner from Team Remploy at Parallel London, the world’s first fully inclusive push/run and free family festival taking place two months today on Sunday 4 September at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. We talked to Paralympian Sophia Warner, who is part of the trailblazing team behind Parallel London: “As a professional athlete, I’ve […] Read More

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Celebrating Employee Ownership Day

Timothy Fox, Specialist Services Advisor, in Chester, shares his excitement of being on the national Ownership Council representing the North West and how Remploy will celebrate Employee Ownership Day #eoday2016 I joined Remploy in 2009 to continue supporting disabled people to lead fulfilling independent lives. I feel a huge sense of pride each time I […] Read More

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Job opportunities for young disabled people

If you are a young disabled person, have just left school or college and now need to find work then help is at hand. We are Remploy and we support disabled people into work. We understand how daunting it can be when you enter the big wide world from education and this is why we are here […] Read More

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Saluting our veterans this Armed Forces Day

As we celebrate Armed Forces Day on 25 June, we look at the success of the veterans we have supported into work.   We talked to one veteran, Samantha Fullylove, a former soldier, who was medically discharged after two harrowing tours of duty in Iraq left her with severe post-traumatic stress disorder. The 30 year […] Read More

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Tony Collins shares his story for learning disability week

It’s Learning Disability Week from 20th – 26th June 2016. The theme for Learning Disability Week this year is friendships and relationships and how they support people with learning disabilities to be included in society. Remploy are pleased about this annual celebration delivered by Mencap as it helps to raise the awareness of learning disabilities across the UK. What is a learning disability? […] Read More

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Together we can support more young people with mental health conditions to complete their apprenticeship

Welcoming more apprenticeship support and opportunities the Government’s new Get In Go Far campaign aims to encourage more young people to choose an apprenticeship at the start of their working life and welcomes opportunities for young people who might otherwise be excluded from developing a sustainable career. The campaign has an ambitious target of placing […] Read More

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Hijinx at work

Remploy Cymru joined forces with the Hijinx Theatre Company to host an innovative drama workshop at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff as part of the celebration of Welsh Skills Work Week. The aim of the week was to change attitudes to learning at work, increase awareness of opportunities to learn and provide greater recognition […] Read More

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Unlocking 1 million jobs to flexibility: it’s time

Hire Me My Way is a new campaign designed to transform the job market for people who need flexible or part time work. By 2020, we want to see 1 million part time and flexible job vacancies. That’s about three times the current level. We are thrilled to have the backing of Remploy in this […] Read More

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Do you know one in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem?

Mental Health Awareness Week 2016 takes place from 16-22 May, with the theme of relationships. Good relationships are essential to maintaining good mental health. We can’t flourish without healthy relationships in all aspects of our lives, including the workplace. We understand that the mounting pressure on work-life balance combined with stress, anxiety or depression can […] Read More

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HR excellence nomination for Jean Cabena

We are thrilled to announce our very own People Director, Jean Cabena has been shortlisted to win HR director of the year 2016 in the HR excellence awards. The shortlist features ten HR directors who have stepped outside of their function to launch something new, found a way to commercialise a successful HR initiative, introduced […] Read More

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Remploy can support you to take control of Multiple Sclerosis

This week, 25th April – 1st May, is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week which has been developed by Multiple Sclerosis Trust who provide information and specialist support services to help more disabled people to take control of multiple sclerosis. Over 100,000 people in the UK have Multiple Sclerosis which is about one in every 600*. MS […] Read More

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Laura gains her independence thanks to guide dog Hester

Today is International Guide Dogs day, an annual celebration that honours guide dogs and the many ways they support people to change their lives.  Laura Turner, Business Support and Employee Benefit Trust lead at Remploy, has a visual impairment and is going to share her story about how her guide dog Hester, has supported her […] Read More

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Jasmine is on the path to a fulfilling career at McDonalds

Jasmine Copestick, 24, from Brierley Hill in the West Midlands, has Epilepsy and was struggling to find work when she left college. She felt fearful that she would not find a job to suit her abilities and was referred to Remploy for Specialist Employability Support. Within months she swapped the frustration of unemployment for the joy of […] Read More

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“What a difference a year makes!”

This week, as co-owners of Remploy, we have reached the first anniversary of our mutual joint venture with MAXIMUS and it gives us a great opportunity to reflect on the achievements of the past year. Leaving Government ownership meant great changes for Remploy, not least adapting to life in the commercial world. But, with the support […] Read More

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Remploy and Mencap call for Supported Internships to be given a higher profile

A joint report titled ‘Raising Aspiration: widening participation in supported internships’ produced by Remploy and Mencap argues that Supported Internships need to have an equal status to Apprenticeships, so that people with learning disabilities are not excluded from the skills sector. The report makes the case that Apprenticeships are not suitable for many people with […] Read More

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World Autism Awareness Week – Opening the doors to employment through invaluable work experience and skills development

This week, Saturday 2nd April – Friday 8th April, is World Autism Awareness Week. This special annual event has been created by our longstanding partner, the National Autistic Society, to raise awareness and improve the understanding of an often misunderstood disability. Last year, almost 5,000 people took part in the first ever World Autism Awareness […] Read More

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Our online services – flexible support, whenever you want it!

If you’re disabled or have a health condition and are looking for work or need support in your existing job, our online support service is the perfect place to start. Simply, create an online account through our website and you can get 24/7 access to personalised advice that will help you to achieve your employment […] Read More

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From our Chief Executive

In his last Comprehensive Spending Review, Chancellor George Osborne reinforced his commitment to halving the employment gap for disabled people. I’m delighted that the limited funding that is being made available by the government will focus on people who experience some of the greatest barriers to work. If we can halve this gap between disabled […] Read More

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I got my new start at Marks & Spencer!

After six frustrating months of job hunting, I’ve fulfilled my ambition to return to work – thanks to a partnership between disability employment specialists Remploy and high-street retailer Marks & Spencer. I have Asperger Syndrome and was referred to Remploy for help in securing a work placement with M&S through its Marks & Start initiative. […] Read More

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‘ Blue Monday ’ – the most depressing day of the year?

Today, being the third Monday in January, is widely cited – without any scientific foundation, it has to be said – as the most depressing day of the year. ‘Blue Monday’, as it is known, earns its gloomy title due to a combination of post-Christmas blues, cold dark nights and the arrival of unpaid credit […] Read More

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Is mental ill health affecting your workforce?

Mental ill health now affects one in four* people in the UK. Costing employers £26 billion* annually, 15.2 million days* of sickness absence across the UK in 2013 were caused by stress, anxiety or depression. By actively tackling mental ill health in your business, not only will you have healthier and happier staff, but ultimately, […] Read More

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Ketan beats his learning disability challenges with Remploy’s support

Ketan has a moderate learning disability that started posing challenges for him in primary school. He was bullied at school because he was considered as being different from the other children. With low concentration levels and great difficulty in understanding and processing information, the school contacted his parents. A short while later Ketan was enrolled […] Read More

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Remploy signs Scottish Business Pledge

Last week, Remploy celebrated International Day of Disabled people on 3 December 2015. We were joined by a host of local partners, employers, candidates, government professionals and MAXIMUS colleagues, who joined a variety of our in branch and online activities. This year, we had double cause to celebrate because since 2010 we have found jobs […] Read More

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Adam’s Journey: Celebrating IDDP Day

On December 3rd 2015, Remploy celebrated International Day of Disabled People (IDDP). This annual event aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and provide support and awareness for the dignity, rights and wellbeing of disabled people, in the hope that we can break down disability barriers. To celebrate IDDP we hosted a range of online […] Read More

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100,000 and counting! Join us for double celebrations on International Day of Disabled People!

At Remploy we believe that all people should have the opportunity to participate in society as equal citizens. Work is a key enabler – it is the route out of poverty, giving individuals and their families the opportunity to lead fulfilling lives and contribute positively to society and our economy. That’s what makes International Day of Disabled People […] Read More

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Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

Everyone has different ways of thinking, feeling and behaving so that we can fit in and function on a daily basis with others. In order for us to interact with the world around us we have to process thought. If your personality traits cause you to have long-term problems interacting with people, functioning on a […] Read More

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Remploy helped me to overcome my disability challenges

When you have a disability or any other mental, physical or health conditions, getting a full-time job can be an uphill struggle and to overcome it can include a lot of rejection, disappointment and frustration. My battle with health issues started when I was just seven years old. Arthritis affected my joints, causing constant fevers […] Read More

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We challenge you to support Learning Disability Work Experience Week 9th -13th November 2015

This week Remploy will be celebrating Learning Disabilities Work Experience Week (#LDWEW). Set up by Mencap and Inclusive Employers, it has been created to improve the employment opportunities of people with learning disabilities and raise awareness of the benefits for businesses in thinking differently about who they choose to recruit. Remploy’s Learning Disabilities Spokesperson, Tony […] Read More

M&S employability programme leads to permanent job for Holly

I’ve been job hunting since I left school, and have finally been given the career start I’ve always yearned for, thanks to Remploy and Northallerton’s Marks & Spencer store. I have autism and was referred to Remploy, who helped me to secure a work placement with M&S through its Marks & Start initiative. Marks & […] Read More

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assist-Mi app offering revolutionary assistance at Remploy’s Branches

Remploy has a longstanding commitment to transform society and the lives of disabled people by creating equality in the workplace and facilitating access to sustainable careers. We have been trialling a new disability access app called assist-Mi that enables disabled people to maximise their individual potential and encourage full equalisation in society. The assist-Mi app […] Read More