Posts Categorized: Work & employment

Beyond Lip Service: ‘Doing’ EDI by Sara Chezari

10 July 2023.

At Difference, being Disabled workshop leaders, trainers and educators we can face many highs and lows. Often, our own, intersecting experiences of the very subject we are talking about, can go unseen. So, how do we, as facilitators, navigate the world of equity, diversity and inclusion training? We touched on some of the strains of… Read more »

Beyond Lip Service: ‘The Snail and the Shell’ by Bea Groves-McDaniel

10 July 2023.

We are almost at the tail end of glut of training here at Difference. We have facilitated lots of learning over the past few months and have reflected on our learning because of that too. We’ve worked with local authorities, housing associations, NHS trusts, heritage sights, and cultural organisations. Most of the time, people want… Read more »

A Landscape for Everyone

10 March 2023.

Improving the experiences of Disabled visitors to the North Pennines. Ahead of an online training event we are facilitating with tourism businesses in the North Pennines Area of Natural Beauty (AONB), we chatted to Community Engagement officer, Scarlet Hall, about our hopes for the training and our experiences of visiting rural places as Disabled people…. Read more »

Recruitment is broken – accessibility is the solution.

16 February 2023.

This week, we have a guest post by Azeem Ahmad, the founder of Azeem outlines some ways that organisations can start to move beyond just compliance with the Equality Act, and towards culture change for inclusive employment for disabled people. Recruitment is broken – Accessibility is the answer You might not think there’s anything… Read more »

More self-isolation?

24 March 2020.

I have noticed a few social media posts from disabled people along the lines of ‘What are non-disabled people complaining about? Isolation is something I put up with all the time”.  There is little doubt that many of us become isolated as a result of our impairments, or more accurately, because of society’s inability or… Read more »

Reflections on work life as a disabled person

13 April 2018.

Reflections on work life as a disabled person My name is Caroline MacDonald, and I’m a policy adviser for the Government based in Whitehall but from my accent you can probably tell I’m a Northern lass and I live in Durham. I’ve been asked today to talk a little bit about my personal reflections as… Read more »