THEN and NOW Inclusive Employment Project

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This project supports HR professionals, industry leaders and line managers so that they can confidently recruit, train and retain Deaf and disabled employees. We help organisations from all sectors across London understand their responsibilities under UK law and resolve the employment barriers often experienced by Deaf and disabled people. All with the minimum of cost, time or fuss.

We call on the expertise of our partners and co-production team, who help inform and direct our work.

What can we offer you?  

Follow the links below for testimonials from our members!  

The Employers Network (THEN) Bespoke one-to-one advice, expert guidance, regular training workshops and a library of on-line resources. All sectors. Membership is free. All human resources professionals, CEOs and managers in London are welcome!  

The Network of Workers (NOW) Our co-production group of disabled employees, retirees, students and jobseekers in Tower Hamlets who help us steer the project. This includes people who are visually impaired, deaf, neurodiverse, have long-term health or mental health issues, specific or global learning difficulties etc. We have regular meetings and workshops. New volunteers are welcome! 

Who are the Inclusive Employment Project?   

A partnership of four specialist organisations: 

  • Real is the disability organisation in Tower Hamlets. We actively employ disabled people and are expert at doing so. We know about the challenges of recruitment in London. We co-ordinate this project. 
  • Legal Advice Centre(University House) is one of the oldest independent legal advice agencies in London.   
  • Evenbreak is a social enterprise that connects UK employers with disabled candidates and provides expert training on Inclusion.  
  • PurpleSpace is the world’s only networking and professional development hub for disabled employees, leaders and allies from all sectors.  

Who funds us? 

The Local Community Fund [Tower Hamlets Local Authority]. We are currently funded until early 2023.  

Ready to join us?

Sign up by completing our Project Registration Form or get in touch with us directly if you want to find out more: 

Contact 

Email: ThenandNow@real.org.uk 

Let’s talk! 

Luke Dinsmore, Employment Advice Co-ordinator: 07458 304615 

Wendy Haslam, Senior Employment Adviser: 07305 845359    

Reception: 020 7001 2170 

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