Disability at Work Coaching
How can Centre for Resolution help?
Here at Centre for Resolution, we understand that it can be difficult for an employee, who has a disability, to feel comfortable and independent whilst in the workplace. It can also be very difficult for the employer to know what to do.
You may not know where to begin with an employee with a disability and the solutions that are available. Your employee is a valuable member of your team. Given the right advice and guidance will not only make them feel independent but will allow them to feel comfortable, supported and will increase their performance.
Our coaches combine their experience in the disability sector and workplace coaching. Bringing organisations and individuals a unique service that will support people with disabilities in the workplace.
Areas we can help you with
Having a disability can be mentally and physically draining, especially when you don’t have the tools, techniques and strategies to work at your full capacity. These three things alone can help with time management, stress prevention, increase motivation, productivity, self-esteem and confidence.
Our workplace coaches understand the emotional drain that having a disability can bring. We work with you to make sure you have emotional support, so you don’t feel alone, you feel supported, gives you a place to de-stress and re-focus and allows you to air concerns in a supported environment. Without this support many people with disabilities in the workplace feel isolated.
It is often the case in disability at work related issues that there is a lack of communication. This is between employers, employees and colleagues, as disability can be a sensitive issue. By bridging this gap we enable everyone to feel more comfortable and confident when discussing disability.
We can also aid organisations in the retention of employees with disabilities and also in cases where employees are returning to work.
We have extensive knowledge of other organisations that can also support employers and employees in the workplace. For example if an organisation needs a workplace assessment, if an individual needs personal counselling or available funding (Access to Work).
It is not expected that employers and organisations are experts in disability however reaching out for the right support will help all those involved feel more supported. Our disability at work service is not limited to individuals. We can also support the organisation as a whole including colleagues and management.
All of the above are a great way to help your employee manage their disability at work. Centre for Resolution believes this is the way to enable rather than disable but ultimately the key to a better and more inclusive workplace.
Benefits of Centre for Resolution’s disability at work coaching
- More confidence working with a disabled employee
- Employee would feel more supported
- Effective communication
- Financial support for disability work place adjustments and adaptations
- Can raise motivation, self esteem and confidence of the employee
- Makes the workplace more accessible and inclusive
- Creates effective ways to work with one another
- Increased productivity
- Correct guidance, advice and signposting
- Access to a support network of experienced professionals
- Promotes independence and empowers employees
- Creates a cohesive work force
- Gives employers an understanding of how to work with disabled people in the future
- Creates a more diverse work force
- Emotional support
Employees with disabilities don’t want you to hold their hand but do need to know you are there and you’re listening.
What is the structure of disability coaching?
Our services are tailored to meet the needs of the individuals and teams we support.
From our experience organisations have wanted us to work alongside their colleagues or supporting managers in implementing changes and providing advice and guidance around disability. Others have had group facilitation where colleagues can thrash out ideas of how they can best work alongside disability.
Sessions can last from an hour and half, to half a day or a series of sessions with individuals and groups over the course of a day. We can either provide a single session or a bespoke programme where the support can be continued for as long as it is needed.
To find out how we can best support you please email, call or use the contact us form below.
For more information about Disability at Work Coaching please visit our Fees page. You may also wish to read this blog ‘Disability coaching in the workplace. Is it valuable?’.
Feedback about Disability at Work Coaching
”In all honesty I found the sessions kept me accountable. I would often feel in between sessions that I push myself a little harder because I knew that the coach would ask me how I have been getting on. Having never done coaching before I found it very useful.” – Jess N.