A Health and Wellbeing Alliance project, led by Homeless Link and Win/Win Alliance involving ERSA and Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM), is supporting Public Health England (PHE)’s Health and Work team to work towards inclusive workplaces for everyone.
The project will produce resources to help employers embed good practice approaches supporting disabled people, people with long term health conditions and/or people from protected characteristic groups towards, into and to stay in work.
We are looking for examples of national and local employment support initiatives and “success stories” supporting the following groups:
- Older people
- Younger people
- Gender reassignment
- Marriage and civil partnership
- Pregnancy and maternity
- Religion or belief
- Sexual orientation
- Mental health conditions
- People in contact with the criminal justice system
- Substance misuse
Organisations can send examples of their work using the template in this Call For Evidence paper. The good practice and success stories will be brought together as an online Directory that will be shared with employers, to be hosted on the ERSA website. Please return examples to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 19 October 2018.
In addition, we are inviting employers across the voluntary, community, social enterprise and the public sectors to join an initiative that will bring together a group who will commit to being part of a pilot programme aimed at embedding positive attitudes towards employing and supporting people with long term conditions and disabled people. More information is available here. If you are interested in this initiative, or if you would like more information, please contact Philipa Bragman, CEO of CHANGE at email@example.com or 01132426619.
If you have any questions about the research, please contact Michaela.DesForges@homelesslink.org.uk