Business Disability Forum
Business Disability Forum is a not-for-profit member organisation that makes it easier and more rewarding to do business with and employ disabled people. By providing pragmatic support, sharing expertise, giving advice, providing training and facilitating networking opportunities, we help organisations to become fully accessible to disabled customers and employee.
We have more than twenty-five years’ experience of working with public and private sector organisations, formerly as the Employers’ Forum on Disability, where we were instrumental in lobbying for an creating the first meaningful disability legislation in the UK in the shape of the Disability Discrimination Act. Our 300 members now employ around 15% of the UK workforce and range from FTSE 100 companies and central Government departments to transport providers, construction companies, retailers, higher education providers and public services.
For further information, please visit: www.businessdisabilityforum.org.uk
Disability Rights UK
Disability Rights UK (DR UK) is the leading user-led national pan-disability charity. We describe ourselves as ‘disabled people leading change’. 90% of our trustees have lived experience of disability, as do our consultants and the majority of our other staff. DR UK works extensively with both the private and public sector to promote and create inclusive environments, products and services. In the past 12 months DR UK has worked with Lloyds Banking Group, Johnson & Johnson, Adidas, the Imperial War Museum and many others on employment, access and customer experience initiatives.
For further information, please visit: www.disabilityrightsuk.org
PurpleSpace is the world’s only networking and professional development hub for disabled employees, network and resource group leaders and allies from all sectors and trades.
We developed out of Kate Nash Associates work in supporting or establishing disability employee networks and resource groups for organisation including: Fujitsu, Barclays, EY, PwC, GSK and Transport for London.
We are a small social business with a big mission:
“To make it easier for employees to navigate the experience of ill health, disability or the experience of an accident or injury, at the same time as flourishing at work.”
We do this in three ways:
- By creating the world’s first professional development and best practice exchange for disability employee network and / or resource group leaders, allies & champions
- By supporting employee network and resource group leaders to build vibrant disability networks that help colleagues to bring their authentic selves to work
- By helping employers to improve business performance by learning directly from disabled employees
Ultimately we believe that the only real way for employees and employers to build disability confidence is from the inside out.
Our members and clients are together investing in a unique ‘movement’ of existing disabled employees and their allies, champions & executive sponsors who all have skin in the game.
For further information, please visit: www.purplespace.org
The Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI)
The Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI) is a not-for-profit organisation, established in 2011 which is working to remove the barriers that disabled people face when job hunting. RIDI recognises the central role that recruiters play in improving the experiences of disabled people and works with recruiters and employers, providing information and tools they need to be Disability Confident.
A programme of events and communications raise awareness and create confidence through education, support and networking each year. RIDI hold an annual award ceremony to celebrate progress on disability in recruitment which are now becoming a regular fixture in the recruitment industry calendar.
For further information, please visit: www.ridi.org.uk
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