Innovative Practices 2013 on Employment
Disabled people leading career development
|Name of Innovative Practice:||Disabled people leading career development|
|Organisation:||Disability Rights UK/Doing Careers Differently|
The projects include:
a) the first ever national survey of disabled people in senior jobs (Doing Seniority Differently), which identified a pool of senior disabled people and statistically significant evidence of success factors – like mentoring or longterm support.
b) the first network of disabled people in senior jobs, who support each other and mentor disabled people earlier in their careers and influence recruitment and human resource companies
c) a guide (Doing Careers Differently) written by and for disabled people, rooted in stories and evidence of “what works”
Most disability employment initiatives focus on getting into work, as though any job will do, and furthermore, are not led by disabled people. This project is unique: it is led by disabled people and is focused on careers. It has generated numerous role models and national radio and press coverage. It has used robust evidence to:
a) design a network responding to demand – numbers grew to 200 in one year
b) create a guide written by and for disabled people (not only in senior jobs) including stories, tips and aspirations. Its focus, which is not on barriers but on success and how to replicate it, has touched a nerve and brought in numerous partners.
IMPLEMENTATION IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES
The Doing Seniority Differently survey: http://www.radar.org.uk/publications/doing-seniority-differently/
The Radiate network: http://www.radiate-net.org.uk/
The Doing Careers Differently guide: http://www.radar.org.uk/publications/doing-careers-differently/
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