How to create an inclusive workforce

These are extracts from a speech by Remploy Chief Executive Gareth Parry at a BBC conference on “How to Create an Inclusive Workforce.” It is no wonder that disabled people often worry or have anxiety about whether or when to disclose their disability to a prospective or current employer. Many feel they can’t win either […] Read More

World Polio Day 24 October 2017

World Polio Day 2017

Today is World Polio Day. The day aims to raise awareness, funds and support to end polio – a vaccine preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today.    What is Polio? Polio is a highly infectious disease that most commonly affects children under the age of five. It spreads person […] Read More

Top tips for tackling stress

Top tips – for tackling stress

Actively tackling the issue of stress in the workplace is the best way to safeguard your business and staff. When we’re happy, we’re healthy – which is good for everyone. Here are a few top tips to help you: Contact the Government’s flagship Workplace Mental Health Support Service on 0345 268 8489. Delivered by Remploy, […] Read More

top tips to help get your disability etiquette right

Top tips – get your disability etiquette right

Around 19 per cent of the population have a disability. Many of these will be unseen disabilities, such as epilepsy and mental health conditions. This means that you might not realise that someone is disabled. The way you speak about disabilities – your disability etiquette – demonstrates your, and your organisation’s values. Your language and […] Read More

Top tips for a great CV

Getting a job is all about selling yourself and your skills to employers so they can see how well you could do the role they want to fill. Your CV and covering letter are a great way to introduce yourself and show that you have the right experience and skills and help them decide to […] Read More

What not to say to a deaf person

Things not to say to a deaf person

“You don’t look deaf” “Can you hear me now?” “It doesn’t matter” These are just some of the things deaf people hear on a regular basis. From presuming their lack of hearing means they cannot speak, to receiving an instant apology when people have dared to say “Are you listening?”… There are certain things that […] 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