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Top tips – to becoming a disability confident employer

Whether or not you have much experience of employing disabled people, sometimes all you need is a little no-nonsense advice to help you take that first step in building your disability confidence. And, the good news is that just a few simple changes can make a big difference. Not only will your business benefit from […] Read More

Thriving in work with mental health

Thriving in work with mental health

We’re nearing the end of Mental Health Awareness Week, where we have been sharing examples of our colleagues who are thriving at work – even with a mental health condition. You can too! Kate’s story Kate Williams, Employment Advisor at Remploy, has experienced anxiety and depression. Here’s her story… I have suffered from anxiety and […] Read More

How do you thrive with mental health? Mental Health Awareness Week 8-14 May 2017

How do you thrive with mental health?

We are halfway through Mental Health Awareness Week (#MHAW17 on Twitter). The national theme is surviving or thriving. We want to support more people with a mental health condition to thrive. Laura Turner, Lead Disability Ambassador at Remploy, shares her experience of mental health issues and how she has been able to thrive… Paws for thought A […] Read More

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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

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

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

Photo of John who has overcome his mental health condition and secured a job at Costa Coffee

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

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

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