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Issue 20 | September 2019

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Welcome to our latest edition of the Remploy ‘Putting ability first’ newsletter.

This month sees part two of blog series on neurodiversity. Kath Wood, Disability Training and Consultancy Specialist, explores potential challenges and more importantly the opportunities dyslexia and autism can bring to any business. We also launch our new Mental Health First Aid delegate packages. 

Neurodiversity - A missed opportunity?

The term neurodiversity describes the different ways brains function, and is used as an umbrella term for a variety of conditions including dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, Tourette’s and autism.

Find out in Part one of our series on Neurodiversity why Kath Wood, Disability Training and Consultancy Specialist at Remploy, believes we should focus on maximising potential rather than just problem-solving when we are supporting learners and colleagues with neurodiverse conditions. Read more... 

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Advice and guidance: Supporting individuals with dyslexia and autism

Developing disability knowledge and confidence is really important if you want to be able to support your learners or employees to be able to work to their full potential.

However, we should be wary of making assumptions and generalisations about someone just because of a diagnosis. Read more...

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Helping Cygnet to support patients, residents and employees

Cygnet Health Care is one of the UK's largest independent providers of inpatient mental health care, giving individuals the time and care they deserve. Cygnet Health Care’s aim is to provide the highest quality care to patients and residents at all times, regardless of where they are in their care pathway. Remploy have worked with Cygnet to develop and roll out a programme of two day Mental Health First Aid workshops across the UK. Read more...  

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Support learners with dyslexia, autism or hearing loss

We are currently working with the Education and Training Foundation to ensure learners with dyslexia, hearing loss and autism receive the best possible education. The first course will focus on dyslexia and takes place on October 29, in London. Each of the three courses are also available to be delivered by us on your premises, you can find out more here...  

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New Mental Health First Aid delegate packages announced!

Following the successful delivery of our accredited MHFA course to thousands of delegates across the UK, we are delighted to announce that delegate packages are now available in Leeds, London, Cardiff and Nottingham. Read more... 

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The importance of Health and Wellbeing in management success

More business leaders are discovering the importance of investing in health and wellbeing in the workplace and reaping the success it generates. To do so, all current/future leaders and managers need to have the requisite skills, knowledge and behaviours. In most cases, these are not even part of management training and apprenticeships - a huge opportunity missed. More...  

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Upcoming events

Join us on one of our many free workshops and webinars and increase your confidence around disability, apprenticeships and mental health in the workplace. Plus find out about the Access to Work Mental Health Support Service, funded by the Department for Work and Pensions, which helps individuals who are struggling at work or off sick due to a mental health condition. Read more... 


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about disability and mental health in the workplace.

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