Promoting an Inclusive Work Force: The advantages of employing staff with disabilities and additional needs

Manchester Chamber of Commerce
Wednesday, 15 January 2020
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    • Daniel Wood, Assistant CEO, The New Bridge Multi-Academy Trust in Oldham and Tameside

This session is designed to support employers in developing their knowledge around challenges and advantages of employing adults with and additional needs to work in insurance roles. We will look at a number of case studies to discover the positive impact that employees with additional needs have on a business and the mechanisms used to support these employees to reach their potential.

Learning Objectives
By the end of the lecture, delegates will understand the positive impact that a fully inclusive workforce can have on a business.
- Employee led case studies
- Adaptations made to create an inclusive working environment
- Inclusive recruitment methods/accessibility to roles
- Job carving / utilising specific skill sets
- Advantages to all staff within an inclusive work force

Speaker Biography
Daniel Wood is Assistant CEO of The New Bridge Multi-Academy Trust in Oldham and Tameside. The trust is made up of 5 special schools, a specialist employability college and a social care provision. Daniel has led on the trusts employability strategy for the past 15 years and has set up a number of internship programmes with major employers including Manchester Metropolitan University, The Royal Oldham Hospital and David Lloyd Leisure. Daniel works with over 40 employers across Greater Manchester to support them in offering placements and recruiting young adults with additional needs to their work-force. This has led to the successful employment of over 50 young adults with additional needs in recent years in a variety of sectors, including retail, childcare, hospitality and education. Daniel is SEND Careers lead for The Greater Manchester Combined Authority.

Further reading:
Please click here to find information on the CII & Scope Disability Guide.

For any further information about the fantastic work from New Bridge Academy please don't hesitate to contact Daniel Wood by email or by phone on 0161 883 2404.

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