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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

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

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

Top tips to help you become more disability confident

Whether or not you have much experience of employing disabled people, we can give you the confidence and support to recruit and retain the right people for your business and be disability confident. Here are a few common words and phrases to use: 👍Disabled people, person or individual 👍Non disabled people 👍Disabled students 👍Blind person, partially sighted […] 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

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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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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