Tower Hamlets Employers Network (THEN)

We understand that employers have a lot to worry about at the moment and that meeting your Inclusion targets and understanding your legal responsibilities can be tricky. But don’t worry, we are here to help  

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TheTower Hamlets Employers Network (THEN)provides a holistic package of services, underpinned by co–production, that support companies in Tower Hamlets to become excellent employers of disabled people. The project creates communities of workers, employers and job seekers to drive positive change.  

Membership of the Tower Hamlets Employers Network (THEN) entitles you to:  

  • Bespoke and ongoing advice/support from Real’s expert Inclusive Employment advisers.  
  • Expert disability guidance backed by legal advice from the Legal Advice Centre 
  • Professional training and workshopson the issues that matter most to you as an employer from our partners at Evenbreak.  
  • Professional training and workshops on establishing a Disabled Employee Network within your organisation from our partners at Purplespace 
  • Online resources and bespoke guides to the key principles and practical solutions.  
  • Help with gaining ‘Disability Employer Confident’ national status. 
  • A national directory of disability guidance organisations, employment advice and important related resources. 
  • Opportunities to learn from our Co-production group of Disabled employees and jobseekers, the Network of Workers (NOW). 
  • A flexible approach – drop in and out of active engagement to suit evolving business needs.   
  • Discounts on exciting initiatives that will improve your credibility as an inclusive employer, such as the Disability Confident Scheme and advertising on accessible job boards.  

Testimonials

“Really glad i joined and feel that my organisation will benefit greatly.” – Tower Hamlets Carers Centre 

“We had a lot of desire to make changes in our organisation but didn’t have the skills and knowledge to be able to implement changes ourselves, so our regular meetings with Real have been completely invaluable. They have enabled us to keep Access and removing disabling barriers on our agenda as an organisation, and continually push forward different areas of work to support Disabled People. We have already made a lot of progress with Real, removing disabling barriers in our recruitment processes and we’re excited to continue to do this across the length of time that we have with Real. The Yard will be a better place for it.” – The Yard Theatre, Hackney.   

 How can employers get involved?  

If you are interested in taking advantage of any of the free, bespoke and expert support on offer simply sign up as a member of the Tower Hamlets Employers Network (THEN) below. Alternatively you can sign up for one of our regular information sessions for prospective members – here

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Contact  

 Email: ThenandNow@real.org.uk

Luke Dinsmore, Employment Advice Co-ordinator: 07458304615

Wendy Haslam, Senior Employment Adviser: 07305 845359   

Real reception: 020 7001 2170  

 Any questions? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We are happy to help.  

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