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Navigating the world with an invisible disability; will business lead the way?

Travelling with a disability takes guts.  It also takes determination.  Throw in problem solving skills.  Organisational skills.  The ability to speak out and up for yourself.  Add a fair pinch of faith too.  It’s no wonder disabled people develop such strengths in these areas!  You plan each trip with military precision.  You become an expert…

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10 Top Tips for Becoming Disability Confident

  The Disability Confident scheme supports employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to your workplace. It has three levels. Evenbreak was one of the first few organisations to achieve level 3 (leader). Essentially, being disability confident means removing barriers that disabled people might face. Here are our top tips: Know why…

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Inclusion ABC’s in the workplace…

As a mother of a young child, I’m interested in inclusion, both in the workplace and the classroom. And I’m not convinced there’s all that much difference in how we’d all like to be treated by others. Adult or child. This brilliant graphic depicts inclusive best practice for quality teaching. I loved it the second…

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What a difference an (accessible) day makes…

Do you have small children? Enjoy traditions? Or are you simply a fan of slapstick comedy and innuendo? If so, you might well have found yourself attending your local pantomime this holiday. I am not a lover of pantomime. But I have a child who is. And so, I have seen two this year. Parenting…

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Five easy New Year’s resolutions to help you become a more inclusive employer

So many people hate New Year’s resolutions. They remind us of past failures and far too often include giving up chocolate. Which can seem wrong on so many levels… I’m a great fan of resolutions or goals. To me, they emphasise change, possibility, action. All things that I’m a fan of. So, this year I’ve…

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Talking Positively About Disability to Prospective Employers

Talking positively about disability can make the difference between really impressing a prospective employer or putting them off you altogether. Disabled people make great employees The reality is that, in many cases, as disabled candidates we make the best employees. On average, we are just as productive as non-disabled people (often more so). We tend…

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Some Irreverent Boxing Day Viewing

The turkey is eaten, the presents unwrapped, and it’s the same old films being shown on TV. So we thought we’d share some fun videos with you (although beware of some inappropriate humour!). We like Zach Anner’s Top 10 things I wish people knew about Cerebral Palsy (and he has the biceps of a Greek…

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Reflections on 2018 – Evenbreak’s Jane Hatton looks back…

  Like many of us, I like to take a moment at this point in the year to look back over the last twelve months. And what a year it has been for Evenbreak! Please indulge me as I reflect on some of the highlights.   Employer Engagement A number of amazing organisations confirmed their…

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Some things I’d like you to know about… Gowling WLG

One of the best Evenbreak perks is working with great people. By great, I don’t mean impressive and successful, although they often are. I mean that these people are the game changers. The clients that work with us are invested in change. They don’t settle for the status quo. They take the leaps that other…

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Evenbreak wins UnLtd Award for making social change happen

  Evenbreak, as pioneers of disability-specific recruitment, has secured support from UnLtd, the UK’s foundation for social entrepreneurs. The funding and tailored support package will help us continue to drive lasting social change at a time when the UK is finally beginning to wake up to the value of the purple pound. Founder Jane is…

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