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If you are looking for advice or information on employing people with disabilities there is a new service and central information resource for employers.

Employer Disability Information has information on supports and funding, best practice checklists and advice on inclusive recruitment.

There is a dedicated telephone helpline 01 676 2014 staffed Monday to Friday by a senior HR advisor.
Have a look at their website, or give them a call.

DOWNLOADS AND GUIDES

SIMPLE THINGS

There are a number of simple things you can do immediately that cost very little.
Download Simple Things – Customer Service (PDF, 21kB ) and Simple Things (PDF 30kB) a slightly longer list covering accessibility, communication, customer service and recruitment.


WELLBEING AND MENTAL HEALTH

  1. EmployAbility services provide practical supports and advice to employers promoting wellbeing and mental health supports in the workplace.
    Download Health and Wellbeing – A Managers Guide (PDF, 509kB)
  2. Mental Health Ireland has a network of 92 mental health associations throughout Ireland.
  3. EmployAbility services can direct you to local support organisations promoting positive mental health.

ACCESSIBLE SERVICES

The National Disability Authority (NDA) has a guide to help make your services more accessible.


SUPPORTING STAFF

NDA have published a guide on retaining employees who acquire a disability.
Download Retaining Employees Who Acquire a Disability – A Guide for Employers (PDF, 845kB)


COMMUNICATION

Think about the words you use.
Download A Way With Words (PDF, 18kB) for a guide on words to avoid.


CUSTOMER SERVICE

Tips for communicating with customers with disabilities.
Accessible Ontario has developed Accessibility Tips (PDF, 793kB) – a customer service guide.


HEALTH AND SAFETY

The Health & Safety Authority Ireland:  An employer’s guide to implementing inclusive health and safety practices for employees with disabilities. Download Employees with Disabilities  (PDF, 457kB)


DISABILITY CONFIDENCE IN ACTION

Business Disability Forum is the UK’s national employers’ network specifically focused on the topic of disability.


WORKABLE NEW ZEALAND

Workable New Zealand have a 10 point Best Practice employment framework.


CASE STUDIES

The International Labour Office, Geneva has case studies of 25 international businesses.
Download Disability in the Workplace (PDF, 863kB)

GET IN TOUCH

EmployAbility Clare, Unit 7C Elevation Business Park, Ennis, Clare
Tel: 065 684 4007 | Email: karen@employabilityclare.ie
www.employabilityclare.ie


EmployAbility Limerick, 5 Mallow Street, Limerick
Tel: 061 493 095 | Email: info@employabilitylimerick.ie
www.employabilitylimerick.ie