On Friday 1st December 2017, Inclusion Scotland is launching a social media campaign, #myworkstory, to encourage disabled people to get talking about being themselves at work.
The campaign marks International Day of Disabled Persons 2017 on 03 December 2017, and will use the experiences shared with us to tell the Scottish Government what steps employers can take to make it easier for disabled people to be themselves at work and to ask for and get the adjustments they need to be as effective in their job as possible.
The Scottish Government have committed to halving the disability employment gap but this will only be possible if people feel comfortable talking about their impairments at work and identifying as disabled employees.
The evidence will also inform the Annual Disabled People’s Summit on 16 January 2018 on the subject of “Employer-ability” – the steps employers need to take to attract, retain and promote disabled people.
How can you help?
· By telling your staff, members and supporters about #myworkstory. Please ask people to use the hashtag #myworkstory to share their experience and to tag Inclusion Scotland
· People can take part by telling their own stories on their own Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts that we can repost on our accounts.
· We don’t need specific details about workplaces or colleagues – we want to make sure people keep themselves safe.
· If people want to share their story anonymously or are not on social media they can e-mail Rhona at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0131 281 0860.