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Latest News - August 2018

This week we will be promoting our support services further afield including Glasgow, Oban and St Andrews hope the weather keeps up !

Dont forget our secure shop on www.respitenow.org.uk still has lots of quality health, safety and mobility products at value for money prices. Why not have a wee look !

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What is DICE?


Ayrshire DICE is a partnership of 38 organisations aiming to provide free, high quality advice and support for employers to assist them with the employment or retention of staff who have a disability or health condition.
The members of Ayrshire DICE have a unique blend of skills and expertise from across the private, public and third (not for profit) sectors, such as: DWP, local government, disability organisations, health and social care providers, further education, training providers, employability specialists and supportive employers.
DICE promotes and supports Scottish Government’s ‘Disability Confident’ campaign, which aims to reduce the disability employment gap.
Services provided by DICE: • Free help to navigate the maze of support and potential funding opportunities • Advice on Access to Work • Guidance on making Reasonable Adjustments • Help with managing attendance levels • Assistance to draw from the widest possible pool of talent • Provision of skills seminars, tailored training and targeted assistance • Encouragement/support of work experience, work trials and employment • Business reviews of policy and practice • Guidance on becoming a Disability Confident Employer Benefits to employers: • Greater efficiency through cost savings • Improved performance • Support to implement effective working practices • Improved staff morale by development of a positive workplace culture • Improved corporate reputation by demonstrating a commitment to fair employment

 

 


July News

We have benefited from our ASSIST training program being part of the Journey2Employment and delighted that people taking part for different reasons have used the experience to include: starting first adult ADHD group in Ayrshire, supporting new business start up and using own skills to source and successfully gain p/t employment. Working closely with our partners the feel good factor is there when you help make a difference.

Wonder where the "next journey" will lead ?

 

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