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Lottery funds for employment support of people with hearing or visual disabilities
People with hearing or visual impairments are supported in professional skills development and career planning by specialized trainers. Employers also receive staff training and other support. Since 2009, 703 people were hired as a result of the programme and 43 businesses have joined the NGO’s network.
Committee for People Who Are Blind and Deaf in Guatemala, Labour Inclusion and Entrepreneurship Programme, Guatemala
National and cross-sector coordination to promote inclusive employment
The project supports companies to employ people with disabilities through training and the creation of technical guidelines for workplace inclusion. Between 2009 and 2020 the project has provided consultancy to 220 companies and supported 700 people with disabilities into employment.
Productivity Pact Program, Programa Pacto de Productividad, Colombia
A Home, a Cafe and Employment to Promote Deinstitutionalization
In 2016, the Psychoanalytic Association set up a training café to employ ten people with psychosocial disabilities who had previously lived in closed institutions. As of 2018, the supportive independent living (SIL) programme oversees six group homes, two cafés, and 20 employed beneficiaries, all of whom now live on their own.
Psychoanalytic Association, SIL programme, Kazakhstan
Model promoting decent work for persons with all kinds of disabilities
Based on a capability approach, the pilot model promotes skills training and labour intermediation for persons with disabilities in order to enhance their opportunities in the open labour market. By 2016 "I am capable" has enabled the employment of 3,015 people and was planned to become a nationwide programme.
CONADIS - National Council for the Integration of People with Disabilities Peru, I am Capable Model of 2012 National Council for the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities (CONADIS), Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations (MIMP); Ministry of Labour and Employment Promotion (MINTRA, since July 2016), Peru
Employer-driven job creation for people with intellectual disabilities
The KLAPjob project forms partnerships with various companies to identify and advertise jobs in the open labour market. People with intellectual disabilities are then helped to choose and apply for the most suitable job for them. Between 2014 and 2019, KLAPjob has successfully supported people into 3,684 jobs.
Lev - Inclusion Denmark, KLAPjob, Denmark
Employment in the open labour market for persons with Down syndrome
The Down Syndrome Association is a charity organization dedicated to change the public perception of persons with Down syndrome and to create an equal opportunity atmosphere. From 2014 to 2016, the Job Coaching Supported Employment programme provided employment opportunities for 30 persons with Down syndrome.
Down Syndrome Association, Job Coaching Supported Employment programme, Turkey
Assigning job coaches for young jobseekers with intellectual disabilities
Job coaches assist young people with an intellectual disability or autism to find paid employment. Job seekers contribute to the planning and delivery of the programme. Between 2018 and 2020, 69 people were registered and 37 people have been placed in supported employment jobs.
COPE Foundation, Ability@Work, Ireland
Support programme for young people leaving school
WALK PEER is a five-year model. In the first two years, young people while they are still at school are guided and trained on topics such as employability, entrepreneurship and transition. Transition is the main topic for years three and four. In the final year, the focus is entirely on a good start of their professional life.
WALK - Inclusive Employment Services, WALK Peer programme, Ireland
Municipality Council running a four-step job integration model
Users undergo an assessment before being trained in obtaining a job. Support then continues during the start of the job, making reasonable adjustments, and continues with a follow-up evaluation and contact throughout the work experience. Since its launch in 2013, 356 people with disabilities have participated and 118 have found employment.
Municipality of Providencia, Providencia Labour Inclusion Programme, Chile
Persuading employers that inclusive employment can support their business case
DRPI AWARE is a joint project between York University and disability organisations that work with employers to recognise the skills of disabled workers rather than focusing on their disabilities and limitations. Between 2013 and 2016, DRPI AWARE has successfully placed 163 people in employment in the open labour market.
York University Canada, Disability Rights Promotion International - Asian Workplace approach that respects equality (DRPI AWARE), India