Disability Support Service

EA DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT SERVICE

The EA has established a dedicated Disability Employment Support Service, 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 (DESS) on disabilitysupport@eani.org.uk or
Vivienne Murphy T:02890564214 M:07919505255 vivienne.murphy@eani.org.uk 
Bernadette Doherty T:02890564360 M:07799067628 bernadette.Doherty@eani.org.uk

Reasonable Adjustment Guidance and Forms

One of our main priorities at DESS is to ensure managers and staff with disabilities feel confident and well equipped to successfully follow the Reasonable Adjustments protocol and to avail of the benefits of a Reasonable Adjustments Passport. Please review the below attachments and guidance for your information:

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.

Employers for Disability NI

Workable NI Programme

Other organisations representing people with disabilities

Action MS

Knockbracken Health Care Park
Saintfield Road
BELFAST BT8 8BH

Tel No: 028 90790707

Email: info@actionms.co.uk

Arthritis Care Northern Ireland

1 Shore Road
25 Randalstown Road
ANTRIM BT15 3PG

Tel No: 028 90 782940

Email: nireland@arthritis.care.org.uk

Aware NI

40-44 Duncairn Gardens,
Belfast,
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
BELFAST BT3 9ED

Tel No: 028 90297880

Email: hq@disabilityaction.org

NI Dyslexia Centre

17a Upper Newtownards Road
BELFAST
BT4 3HT

Tel No: 028 90654670

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

Website: www.disabilityaction.org

Last updated: 18/02/2021