|Employees and Access to Work
aims to give
employees a useful understanding of the Access to Work scheme and how
they might make best use of it. A major objective is to give
individual employees the confidence to ask for and obtain the support
which they need from Access to Work.
|Employers and Access to Work
employers with a clear understanding of how the Access to Work scheme
operates. It helps them to understand what is reasonable Access
to Work support and what is not. It also looks at the cost
implications of using Access to Work, both in financial and resource
||Working at home can look
very attractive for many people with various disabilities. This
workshop explores the various options for working from home and working
at home. The advantages and disadvantages are considered both
from the perspective of an employee and of an employer.
attention can be given to self-employment and home
||Many people who
disabled are not necessarily managers in their work, yet they are given
an Access to Work support worker and expected to manage that person and
their work on a daily basis. This workshop explores the roles and
duties of support workers and helps the disabled person understand how
they can best manage their support worker so as to retain ownership of
and responsibility for their own job.
|Self-Employment and Access
individual is often responsible for all aspects of running their own
business. This workshop sets out to assist disabled people in
self-employment to understand the Access to Work scheme as it relates
to them as individuals. Topics covered include drawing the line
between disability and business need and managing the Access to Work
|Marketing is often thought
of as a highly visual area of business, so it is no surprise that
people who have a vision impairment can have difficulties in this
area. This workshop sets out to identify areas of marketing where
there are particular visual difficulties and seeks to find ways of
overcoming these problems. It also tries to identify alternative
ways of marketing which might be used to minimize the impact of a
person's vision impairment.
disabilities, such as vision impairment, create
particular problems for people in networking situations.
Networking is important to people in employment and probably even
more so in
self-employment. This workshop looks at a variety of networking
the problems which they present to people who are vision impaired
and how those problems may best be overcome.
||This is a
delicate area, since it relates to how people present themselves in
work situations and how they are perceived by others. This is
particularly important for people
who have vision impairments. The workshop tries to define what is
appropriate personal presentation in various types of work and in
different work situations. The
workshop then seeks to help
individuals to examine their own personal presentation, whether it
needs to be changed and how they might achieve any such changes.
|VI Working the Room
|A particular area of
networking which is difficult for people who have a vision impairment
is the room full of people found at many events. This may be at a
coffee or lunch break or it may simply be a general get-together.
In any case this is a difficult situation to manage for many people who
have vision impairments. This workshop sets out to explore ways
of turning such a difficult situation to advantage so that you can get
the best out of working your way around a room full of people.
|You and Your Business
|The purpose of this
workshop is to help disabled people who choose to be self-employed to
develop and run their own businesses. Its purpose is to highlight
areas where skills, experience and disability may be turned to
advantage or may create disadvantages in business. The workshop
helps you to explore the reasons for wishing to run a business and
gives you pointers to sources of appropriate assistance. Realism
is probably the most important element of this workshop.