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Category Archives: overcoming barriers

Alternatives to Interviews

There is much evidence (e.g. here and here) that interviews are a poor way of assessing a candidate’s abilities to do the job required. We tend to appoint the candidate who is best at selling themselves at interview, rather than the best person for the job. Not all candidates are good at selling themselves (for…

Position your Disability Positively for Employers

This is a guest blog from a good friend of Evenbreak, Louis Jameson, Assistant Manager, Group Disability Programme at Lloyds Banking Group: Today I want to share some thoughts on how to position a disability or health condition when entering work. Whilst our universities get us work-ready, no one discusses how to address our disability…

Alternatives to Interviews

There is much evidence (e.g. here and here) that interviews are a poor way of assessing a candidate’s abilities to do the job required. We tend to appoint the candidate who is best at selling themselves at interview, rather than the best person for the job. Not all candidates are good at selling themselves (for…

CAA help passengers with hidden disabilities

Civil Aviation Authority, who work with Evenbreak to attract disabled candidates, have issued new guidelines on making air travel more accessible for passengers with hidden disabilities. New CAA guidance sets out how UK airports should support people with hidden disabilities, helping improve journeys for those with conditions including dementia, autism, mental health problems, hearing loss…

Guest blog: Frustrations of gradual sight loss

Today’s blog is written by  Ryan Compton, Director of Centre for Resolution. He documents his personal experiences of gradual sight loss. I was born and raised in Manchester. As a child I had tons of energy, always moving about. Aged 3 I attended my first appointment for a checkup to see if I had inherited…

How to find the confidence to re-enter the workplace

To be disabled in the workplace is to have to prove yourself more than anyone else in the room. Despite increasing awareness of the challenges faced by those with a disability, the number of places that are accommodating towards the needs of this section of the population are still low. According to government figures, disabled…

How To Stay On Your Feet With Your Finance Whilst Hunting For A Job

If you have had a car accident or have a disability that has left you unable to work it can cause a strain on your finances as well as your life. There are things you can do to stay on your feet with your finances whilst you’re hunting for a job. Budget Whether you have…

New Year, New Job?

The New Year is traditionally a time of resolutions, new starts and reviewing our goals. If one of your goals for 2016 is around employment (getting into work, getting a better job or moving into self-employment) please read on! First of all, back to basics. What is your motivation for this employment goal? Income is…

Specialist Colleges Providing Vocational Training for Disabled Young People

This article was written by Andrew Atkinson, Managing Director of UK ecommerce website Mobility Smart – an online store stocking products to make life easier for those with mobility difficulties and for the older generation requiring living aids and specialist equipment. Derwen College is an educational facility in Oswestry, which promotes itself as a ‘residential college…

Changing Facilities – where are they?

Today’s blog on the vital topic of finding changing facilities has been written for Evenbreak by Will Davies. For many years, people with very particular and quite severe disabilities would find getting out and about particularly challenging. Thousands of people living in the UK need more than just the standard accessible toilets in order to…