The Disability Connect Mentoring Scheme is a reverse mentoring scheme that provides organisations with a disabled mentor to increase their awareness of disability and disability issues in the workplace to help them explore a different point of view and progress their diversity and inclusion goals.
One in five people in the UK have a disability or a long term health condition and collectively disabled people have an estimated spending power of £274 billion per year. Organisations are missing out on the best talent and the business of disabled consumers due to poor accessibility, both physical and digital, and not being disability confident in their approaches. This is where the Disability Connect Mentoring Scheme can help.
As a business leader you know that having a diverse and inclusive working environment is essential to attract and retain the best people, access your disabled customer base and build a positive workplace culture. Having a disabled mentor will provide you with unique insights into disability to help you create inclusive policies and processes, put best practice in place and increase your skills, knowledge and confidence in handling disability issues.
Please visit the mentee zone for more information and to find out how to register for a mentor.
As someone with a disability you will have unique insights into the perception and challenges of disability. These insights are invaluable for business leaders who want to attract and retain the best talent, increase their disability awareness and access their disabled customer base. To sign up to be a mentor you must have a disability and be seeking or currently in employment or education. Anyone can be a mentor and training is provided.
Please visit the mentor zone for more information and to find out how to register to become a mentor.