Disability Employment Support Service

The EA has established a dedicated Disability Employment Support Service (DESS), within the Equality & Diversity unit.

Broadly, this service will:

  • Support colleagues in EA Corporate Services who have, or who acquire, a disability;
  • Support colleagues in schools who have, or who acquire, a disability;
  • Support the employment of people with disabilities in EA through supporting colleagues in EA Resourcing and developing and embedding placement schemes; and
  • To support and build the capacity of line managers to support their colleagues.

People with disabilities consider their work/job as a purpose in life, social interaction and fulfilment.

For further advice and support please contact the Disability Employment Support Service:

External Resources

The EA works in conjunction with a number of outside bodies to provide help and support to employees with disabilities and those seeking employment with our organisation. Helpful information can be found here.

Access to Work

EA works in conjunction with ATW within the Department of Communities, a statutory body established to meet the needs of employees with Disability.

Other organisations representing people with disabilities

Action MS

Knockbracken Health Care Park
Saintfield Road

Tel No: 028 90790707

Email: info@actionms.co.uk

Arthritis Care Northern Ireland

1 Shore Road
25 Randalstown Road

Tel No: 028 90 782940

Email: nireland@arthritis.care.org.uk

Aware NI

40-44 Duncairn Gardens,
BT15 2GG

Tel: 028 9035 7820

Email: info@aware-ni.org

Website: https://aware-ni.org/

Disability Action

Portside Business Park
189 Airport Road West

Tel No: 028 90297880

Email: hq@disabilityaction.org

NI Dyslexia Centre

17a Upper Newtownards Road

Tel No: 028 90654670

Email: info@nidyslexiacentre.co.uk
Email: hq@disabilityaction.org

Website: www.disabilityaction.org

Last updated: 24/11/2021