Hot off the heels of our Inclusive Macmillan Coffee Morning collaboration with the students from Beechcliffe Special School - the Cubed team have followed up with a dedicated career and work skills workshop.
As part of our C.I.R.C.L
.E Value System - ‘Love’
is our commitment to caring for and supporting our communities. In response to the impact of disability on employability and the unrealised value that disabled people can add to the UK economy; our team delivered a bespoke session designed around the needs of the Beechcliffe delegates - offering practical, relevant and effective advice and guidance.
The session started with a teamwork and teambuilding exercise to help develop self awareness and the importance of cooperation and collaboration in the workplace. This, along with CV writing, understanding job boards and developing interpersonal skills completed the workshop.
Facts about disability and employment (source: Scope)
- Disabled people are more than twice as likely to be unemployed as non-disabled people
- A 10 percentage point rise in the employment rate amongst disabled adults would contribute an extra £12 billion to the Exchequer by 2030
- Life costs you £570 more on average a month if you're disabled
- After housing costs, the proportion of working age disabled people living in poverty (28 per cent) is higher than the proportion of working age non-disabled people (18 per cent)
- A year on from the Paralympic Games in 2013, 70 per cent of disabled people thought the coverage of the Paralympic Games had a positive effect on public perceptions
The students were excellent ambassadors for the school; we wish the students well for their future development and careers. Cubed will continue to be advocates and mentors to help them be the best they can be.
Cubed Group MD Steve Street commented; "We are confident that events such as this help raise awareness of the potential and value that disabled people have to offer to business and the economy in general. There’s an increasing number of more progressive and inclusive businesses and organisations who are now developing talent strategies that seek to tap into the underdeveloped capacity, capability and potential that exists amongst historically excluded groups. That aside; giving back to society is part of the social contract that all businesses implicitly have.”