Posted 17.05.2021

Workable NI Employment and Training Officer Janice Crawley has been part of the Disability Action team for over 22 years and provides support to disabled people in the workplace in the Newtownabbey, Carrickfergus, Larne and Ballymena areas.

Contrary to popular belief, many disabled people may only require minimal support to help them adjust to the working environment. Janice says:

I love working with employers and participants to find the most suitable reasonable adjustments and I get great satisfaction from seeing the positive impact that these can have.

Reasonable adjustments can be as easy as changing break times to suit the individual’s needs, moving workstations to make them more accessible and comfortable for the individual or allocating tasks differently for individuals to better cope with their workloads. Most reasonable adjustments cost nothing or very little and the emphasis is on the word ‘reasonable’, and what is reasonable can depend on the size of the business. Employers can also access financial support for more costly adjustments such as Access to Work.

If you live in the Newtownabbey, Carrickfergus, Larne or Ballymena areas and need support at work or are an employer wanting to find out more about providing reasonable adjustments for a disabled employee, contact Janice T. 07951 601915. Email [email protected].

Read more about how Workable NI provides support in the workplace