Disability advocate Ben Aldridge introduces WorkABILITY Connect

Ben Aldridge is leaning his chin on his fist and is looking at the camera. He is wearing a shirt made of different fabrics with different colours

If you’re a business owner or manager, chances are that you want to add value to your business and develop or maintain your competitive edge.

If you’re from the government or non-profit sector, you’re continually looking for tools to enable you to reach and serve more people.

Better for business

Becoming more diverse and inclusive can no doubt contribute toward achieving these goals. Diversity and inclusion promote teamwork, improved morale and innovation.

They can also serve to open new markets by connecting your organisation with a huge pool of potential consumers.

And, they make it possible to reflect the communities in which you work. If current and potential customers see themselves reflected in your organisation, it will make it that much more inviting for them to do business with you.

It’s a strategy that – quite simply – is better for business.

A suite at your service

At Forrest Personnel, we’ve developed a suite of free resources called WorkABILITY Connect to support this vision.

Ben speaks from experience

In this short video, hear disability advocate Ben Aldridge from 30 Foot Drop talk about the background of WorkABILITY Connect, the resources and how the results of putting them to use will “astound you.”


What the resources can do for you

WorkABILITY Connect will equip you and your team members with the skills to be more confident when engaging with people with disability.

WorkABILITY Connect also aims to help you discover the benefits of employing people with disability and thus reap the benefits of diversity and inclusion.

We can deliver brief presentations to your teams, or you can complete an online survey as a starting point. Register for WorkABILITY Connect – by visiting the website – and gain access to a portal that houses a toolkit.

What’s in the toolkit?

  • Information and resources
  • Training modules
  • Awareness materials
  • A business accessibility plan template
  • Access to WorkABILITY Connect experts – Anyone in your organisation can ask questions or seek information from an expert

In addition, once an organisation signs up for WorkABILITY Connect, we will provide regular check-ins to support the organisation’s journey.

Ultimate goal

Our goal is to work with any organisation to make diversity and inclusion a part of everyday business activities so that rather than being an ‘add-on’, it becomes ‘the way things are done around here’.

Feature photo: Ben Aldridge by Karl Moyse, Moshi Moshi Marketing

Forrest Personnel is a local charity. We specialise in supporting people with health conditions, injuries and disabilities to find and keep jobs.

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