Paralympics Legacy – checklist

Many people were inspired by those participating in this summer’s Paralympics. Should the opportunity arise you might wish to employ a disabled person. Below are a few pointers to consider:

  • Have a clearly defined role just as you would with other employees, but be prepared to be flexible
  • In the selection process, ensure there is clear two way communication which involves asking prospective employees what they want and need to make things work for them
  • Be prepared to make adjustments where practical and necessary
  • Access the different sources of support available. A good starting point is Job Centre Plus

Be realistic and practical about your expectations.