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Building bridges to multinationals and Russian companies
Perspektiva has developed a two-phase model that offers people with disabilities pre-employment support and internships as well as follow-up assistance. In its close cooperation with the Business Advisory Board on Disability (a public institution), the project supports approximately 500 young persons with disabilities per year.
Perspektiva - Regional Society of Disabled People, Russia
Sheltered workshops piloting ‘cooperations’ and the transition to the open labour market
With "Flachgau inklusiv" people with intellectual disabilities can choose to remain working within a sheltered workshops or take up assignments with cooperating companies or public institutions. If so, Lebenshilfe Salzburg helps with integration, after which a local mentor takes over. In 2017 the project had 20 companies as partners.
Lebenshilfe Salzburg, Flachgau inklusiv, Austria
Full-time, unlimited jobs in facility management
Chance B is an NGO and social service provider operating in rural areas of Styria, one of the nine Austrian states. Among its services, the organization offers employment and housing support. Through its Hausmasters programme, it provides full-time employment for approximately 60 people with disabilities.
Chance B Holding GmbH, Hausmasters Dienstleistungs GmbH/, Austria
The EBU job website tells visually impaired people, employers and policy makers across Europe about the huge range of jobs undertaken by visually impaired people. It is part of a range of work carried out by EBU to examine, promote, and facilitate the employment of blind and partially sighted people.
EBU - European Blind Union, An employment resource for the visually impaired, France
Gateway to employment: opportunities not obstacles
The Telenor Open Mind programme duration is two years. In the first three months the individuals participate in a computer training course, as well as a course to develops social skills for the workplace. The following 21 months are work practice in Telenor in an area of their interest, allowing them to gain hands-on experience.
ASA Telenor, Gateway to employment: opportunities not obstacles, Norway
Training persons with disabilities in the Philippines to work as digital freelancers
The 10-week programme includes demand-driven digital skills training, work-based learning, and employment support. Virtualahan also employs its own graduates to work as online outsourcing professionals. Since 2015 more than 400 people have graduated from the programme and 78 per cent have found employment.
Virtualahan Inc., Virtualahan, Philippines
Individual placement and support
Individual Placement and Support (IPS) addresses the problem that the majority of mental health service clients do not receive help with finding paid work. The programme embeds employment specialists in clinical treatment teams so that clinical treatment and employment support are integrated and occur in parallel.
UK Department of Work and Pensions, Office for Disability Issues, Individual placement and support, United Kingdom
Ongoing support through a job trainer
The programme assists individuals with intellectual disabilities requiring support with accessing employment and performing job duties. The programme is characterised by the Employment First approach, providing a job trainer only when the employer offers a meaningful job and pays at least a minimum salary.
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Ongoing support through a job trainer, Canada
Developing work and employment opportunities
The "Socially Minded and Responsible Trading" (SMaRT) business model enables First Step Trust (FST) to develop work and employment opportunities for people with mental health conditions and other disabilities. In 2012 FST had three garages and two restaurants creating independent, sustainable income streams.
First Step Trust, Developing work and employment opportunities, United Kingdom
DPO federation running a business sector-encouragement programme
COCEMFE encourages and supports companies to include people with disabilities among their relevant stakeholders as suppliers, customers, and competent professionals, and therefore to go beyond inclusive recruitment and CSR. Since 2018, 161 such agreements have been signed with companies.
COCEMFE - Spanish Confederation of People with Physical and Organic Disabilities, Making businesses Inclusive, Spain