Housing association L&Q has partnered with two leading organisations to ensure it is offering the best service to its disabled staff and residents.
As part of its disability inclusion initiative L&Q will work with Evenbreak, a social enterprise that helps inclusive employers attract and retain more talented disabled people.
L&Q is also working with disability charity Scope to develop housing advice content for their website and advice line.
Already L&Q has upskilled its employability service, to better engage and support disabled residents in securing employment.
The housing association also aims to improve physical access for disabled staff, residents and visitors over and above legal compliance, and organise disability awareness training as well as other measures which will help it gain becoming a Disability Confident committed employer.
Jan Gale, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at L&Q, said: “We are investing in our people. We want our workforce to reflect the diverse make-up of our residents, and we also want to attract people with a wide range of different skills and expertise.”