Disability Action’s Employment Advocacy Service has launched a new resource: ‘The Purple Workforce: The Impact of Employing Disabled People’. The Quick Guide outlines the positive impact employing disabled people can have on a business.

Funded by the Department for Communities, the Employment Advocacy Service helps disabled people who are experiencing difficulties or discrimination in the workplace.  Support is provided by Peer Advocates who are disabled people.  The latest Quick Guide is the fourth in the series and outlines how employing disabled staff can enhance the skill base, culture and profitability of an organisation.

Launching the quick guide Sara Bunting, Volunteer Peer Advocate and project lead on this resource said,
“I hope that this short guide will encourage the business community to review policies and procedures that can sometimes impede disabled people’s entry to and progress in employment.

Sean Fitzsimons, Employment Advocacy Officer at Disability Action commented
“This guide further evidences the critical importance of equality of opportunity in employment for disabled people and of employers taking proactive steps to access the very best talent.”

The Quick Guide outlines the experiences of local Northern Ireland employers who already recruit disabled staff. Disability Action is happy to talk with any employer who wishes to explore positive action recruitment.

The Quick Guide is available online at www.disabilityaction.org/purpleworkforce
or by contacting Disability Action on 028 9029 7800.

Other Quick Guides in the series:

·       Telling an Employer about your Disability

·       Reasonable Adjustments in the Workplace

·       Getting into Work: Reasonable Adjustments & Positive Action

Download 'The Purple Workforce: The Impact of Employing Disabled People'