National Inclusion Week (NIW) takes place 25th September – 1st October and is a week dedicated to celebrating inclusion and taking action to create inclusive workplaces.
Grace Eyre’s vision is for a society where people with a learning disability and autistic people can fulfil their dreams and wishes, are respected as equal citizens, and are part of, and contribute to their communities.
Since the charity was founded in 1898, inclusivity has been at its heart and Grace Eyre has continued to take action and make impact towards this.
With reference to Grace Eyre’s Charter point of ‘we want jobs’, as an organisation we are working towards our target of 20% of all staff being people with lived experience by 2025.
Grace Eyre’s Our Voices and Human Resources teams have also worked together to create our first staff forum focusing on neurodiversity. We will be setting up more forums for other marginalised groups in our workforce soon, as part of our ongoing determination to pursue inclusion.
Our passion for inclusion remains as bright as it was in 1898, and our capacity to take action and make an impact has only grown, and as a director with lived experience, I am honoured to be part of Grace Eyre’s continuing journey.
Nathaniel Lawford, Director of Projects and Inclusion