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15/08/2018
Topic:
Financial supports to facilitate an employee wi

Ciara Whooley
Ciara Whooley
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Posts: 8
Contact your local Workplace Contact in the DSP – see here for a list of contacts.
Also check out the Employee Retention Grant Scheme (ERGS). This scheme helps employers to retain employees who acquire a disability.
Assistance is in two phases:

1. Help with developing a retention strategy – up to 90% of the cost to a maximum of €2,500;

2. Implementing the retention strategy – up to 90% of the cost to a maximum of €12,500.

For new employees with disability (as opposed to an existing employee) check out the Workplace Equipment/ Adaptation Grant (WEAG) to adapt the workplace or buy specialised equipment for staff with disabilities. The maximum available grant is €6,348.70.
20/07/2018
Topic:
Employer Disability Information IMPACT Survey

Ciara Whooley
Ciara Whooley
Administrator
Posts: 8
The Employer Disability Information (EDI) service is coming to the end of its pilot phase. We are conducting this follow up survey with a view to measure the impact of the project over the last two years. Please take two minutes to complete this survey by clicking here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5FX9ZC8
02/07/2018
Topic:
New blog now live

Ciara Whooley
Ciara Whooley
Administrator
Posts: 8
Ciara Whooley
Ciara Whooley
Administrator
Posts: 8
Topic: New blog now live
Given an increased interest in information on mental health in the workplace we have prepared a blog with information which can be found here. Let us know what you think:
http://www.employerdisabilityinfo.ie/blog/depression-in-the-workplace
30/05/2018
Topic:
Resources

Ciara Whooley
Ciara Whooley
Administrator
Posts: 8
Ciara Whooley
Ciara Whooley
Administrator
Posts: 8
Topic: Resources
AHEAD Student services
AHEAD, the Association for Higher Education Access and Disability, is an independent non-profit organisation working to promote full access to and participation in further and higher education for students with disabilities and to enhance their employment prospects on graduation.


The WAM Programme
Willing Able Mentoring (WAM) is a work placement programme which aims to promote access to the labour market for graduates with disabilities and build the capacity of employers to integrate disability into the mainstream workplace.
Participating employers (WAM Leaders) collaborate with WAM to offer mentored, paid work placements for graduates with disabilities. This partnership brings graduates with disabilities and WAM’s network of employers together so that both can benefit from each other - ensuring genuine learning opportunities for all.


National Learning Network
National Learning Network can help you overcome obstacles and move forward with your career and your life. They provide a wide range of vocational training and education programmes, funded by SOLAS, as well as rehabilitative training, funded by the HSE.


Employability
The nationwide EmployAbility Service provides an employment support service for people with a disability. They also provide a recruitment advice service for the business community.
Your local EmployAbility service will:
  • Provide you with employment assistance and access to a pool of potential employees with varying levels of skills, abilities and training;
  • Provide ongoing support for both the employer and employee throughout employment;
  • Provide a professional job matching service to help ensure successful recruitment;
  • Provide advice and information on additional employment supports.
16/05/2018
Topic:
Code of Conduct

Ciara Whooley
Ciara Whooley
Administrator
Posts: 8
Ciara Whooley
Ciara Whooley
Administrator
Posts: 8
Topic: Code of Conduct
In order to have a place where our peers can comfortably ask questions and engage with people we have developed the following code of conduct:

General Rules:
  • Treat others with respect, even if your opinions differ. Do not intentionally insult or offend others.
  • Stay on the specific topic. Feel free to open a new topic if you feel necessary.
  • Administrators won't tolerate trolling and or spamming.
  • This is a place for employers and disability groups to share information. Any posts advertising or selling will be removed.
  • Use appropriate language. Administrators won't tolerate hate speech, intimidation, harassment, sexual, racial, or ethnic slurs and discrimination.
  • Users may not post another's intellectual property unless you have permission to do so.
  • Please do not post your own or others personal identifiable information - eg: address, email, phone number, etc.

Post that will be deleted or users removed:

  • If any of the above rules are broken or if an administrator deems a member's behavior to be inappropriate, the post will be deleted and in some cases the member will be removed.

If you feel a member of the forum is acting in an inappropriate manner please report to an EDI admin. The Administrator holds the right to make all decisions regarding post moderation.
edited by EDI Admin on 17/05/2018
06/04/2018
Topic:
Disclosure

EDI Admin
EDI Admin
Administrator
Posts: 16
EDI Admin
EDI Admin
Administrator
Posts: 16
Topic: Disclosure
How can an employer encourage disclosure?