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Broad Integration in the labour market
Local and national campaigns like "Sprawni w Pracy", which means "Able at Work", have drawn Polish society’s attention to the situation of people with disabilities and their low level of employment. Friends of Integration also assists people in finding employment by operating five Integration Centres.
Friends of Integration Association, Broad Integration in the labour market, Poland
Helping disabled employees understand their rights
From 2008 to June 2012, People First NZ ran an employment advocacy service, Works4Us, to assist disabled workers to understand their employment rights and in issues of employment. As part of this service Work4Us developed an Easy Read Individual Employment Agreement to assist workers with learning disabilities.
People First New Zealand Inc., Helping disabled employees understand their rights, New Zealand
Initiating microfinancing and micro-enterprises for a whole city sub-district
In 2015, YPSA surveyed 1,250 persons with disabilities in Sitakund and organized them into 50 self-help groups. Based on their socio-economic background and personal interest, 250 persons were selected to receive interest-free loans, vocational training as well as support to establish their own businesses.
YPSA - Young Power in Social Action, Sitakund sub-district of Chittagong, Bangladesh
Adding a university degree to job placement
TEMPE, a fashion company runs a training programme for people with intellectual disabilities in cooperation with APSA. In 2015, Miguel Hernandez University joined the partnership, offering theoretical and practical courses to participants with a degree, which has increased their employment opportunities.
Three-step transition to professional life for young people with learning disabilities
Stepping Up supports students to develop skills and confidence for a better transition either to higher education or employment. The three stages are a school-based learning course to introduce the concepts of employment, working with a transition coordinator towards paid employment and aftercare-support.
ENABLE Scotland, Stepping Up, United Kingdom
A transition into adulthood programme for young people with disabilities
Creating a Future prepares students between the ages of 16 and 21 for adulthood through employment skills and future orientation training. It also supports preparation for employment through an assessment of an individual’s interests and strengths as well as by providing work experience.
Israel Elwyn, Creating a Future, Israel
Being employed by a university for the duration of PhD study
Promi ("Promotion inclusive") enables and promotes postgraduate education for students with disabilities. Initiated in 2012, 45 45 graduates have been placed in PhD programmes at their university by 2016 and provided with employment for the duration of their studies at one of the 21 partner universitites of Promi.
University of Koeln, project “Promi”, Germany
Offering professional services of well-trained persons with intellectual disabilities to companies
With its Social Enterprises programme the Pentru Voi Foundation promotes the social inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in the work place through various activities, including personnel leasing, job coaching and skills enhancement training and collaborations with companies. 90% of the customers of these services are private companies.
Pentru Voi Foundation, Social Enterprises, Romania
Sign language relay service with a successful scaling strategy
DeafTawk is a technology start-up that has developed a mobile application that connects deaf users with certified sign language interpreters in real time and around the clock via video calls. DeafTawk is available on both IOS and Android, and in 2020 has 14,600 users in Pakistan as well as in Singapore.
DeafTawk, DeafTawk, Pakistan
Livelihoods resource centres
As "one-stop-shops" Livelihoods Resource Centres (LRCs) provide training, career guidance and links between employees and employers. LRCs are delivered through local partner organisations and are unique in providing the full range of support that disabled people need when looking for jobs or becoming self-employed.
Leonard Cheshire Disability, Livelihoods resource centres, United Kingdom