Disability Inclusive Practice in the Workplace Facilitated by Dave Thompson MBE
What to expect
Disability inclusion in the workplace, is not just about recruiting disabled people. It involves creating a workplace where disabled employees and those with long-term health conditions are valued for their strengths and have the same opportunities to succeed, and to grow. With over 83% of disabled people acquiring their impairment during their working life, it is important to understand how to make reasonable adjustments that ensure your talented employees can be retained.
This webinar will provide participants with:
- An overview of the legislative framework
- Awareness of the needs of disabled employees
- An understanding of good and bad practice
- Tools to assist you in recruiting and retaining disabled staff
- Information about local and national support
About Dave Thompson MBE DL MBA
Dave is the founder and Chief Executive of Warrington Disability Partnership, a user led organisation, employing over 50 staff and nearly 200 volunteers. Together they provide a wide range of independent living services including two Independent Living Centres, Direct Payments and Payroll Services, Shopmobility, Inclusive Sports, and a number of Employment and Educational contracts.
Until April 2015 Dave worked as a senior manager in the NHS. He started out his 20 year career as the UK’s first full-time Disability Advisor. Completing his NHS career as the Assistant Director of Inclusion where he led on equality & diversity, patient & public involvement and social inclusion. Dave has been involved in a number of high profile initiatives working with NHS Employers and NHS England, including policies and procedures still used across health and social care services.