Disabled employment

Employing people with learning disabilities

Learning Disability Awareness Week runs from 19-24 June 2017. Remploy’s Disability Ambassador Tony Collins wants more employers to take on people with learning disabilities, and we’re here to support! With employment rates for disabled people depressingly low at just 6%, Remploy’s mission is to help employers realise the benefits of employing a more diverse workforce. […] Read More

Overcoming mental health struggles

Overcoming mental health struggles

As Mental Health Awareness Week draws to an end, we finish the week with a story from Kirsty, an Employment Advisor in Plymouth, on how after being diagnosed with depression, she is now thriving.   I was originally diagnosed with depression in 2007 after losing my job due to a car accident. I was struggling […] 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

Removing the stigma of mental health in the workplace - Mental Health Awareness Week 8-14 May 2017

Removing the stigma of mental health in the workplace

Mental Health Awareness Week starts today, 8 May. Gareth Parry, Remploy Chief Executive, discusses how to remove the stigma of mental health in the workplace. The challenge of removing the stigma around mental health is one of the major issues facing the business community and wider society, in particular, today. The figures are staggering: One […] 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