The secret has been revealed in Zadar during the EASPD conference “Persons with Disabilities in Employment: Inclusion through Jobs - Making it Real”. The winners of the 2015 Emloyment for All awards are Elite Supported Employment Agency, Ltd (United Kingdom) as a best practice on providing support services in employment for persons with intellectual disabilities and La Fageda Fundació (Spain) for their work in facilitating quality job opportunities for individuals with mental disabilities.
The 6 nominees took the floor during the awards ceremony and some of them participated in the afternoon session “Workshops on inclusive employment in 7 difference Job areas”. The nominees per category were:
Social Service/Support Provider who exhibit exceptional qualities in their practices in the employment field for persons with disabilities
- JASS, Stewarts Care Ltd.
- KARE Employment Programme, KARE Organisation
- Real Opportunities, Elite Supported Employment Agency Ltd.
Business/Employer who promote better employment opportunities for persons with disabilities
- Accessibility for Employees and Clients, Credit Suisse
- Wellnea, WELLNEA, s.r.o.
- Quality Job Opportunities for Individuals with Mental Illness and Disabilities, La Fageda Fundació
All these practices have been evaluated by an international jury including representatives of Disability organisations (DPOs), experts, members of the European Parliament, services providers and employers. All the information related to the awards as well as a description of best practices can be found in the Employment for All booklets in English, French and German.
The trophies were designed and provided by the Centre de la Gabrielle, MFPASS in France.
- 10 BEST PRACTICES IN EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
- LES 10 MEILLEURES PRATIQUES D ’AIDE À L’EMPLOI DES PERSONNES HANDICAPÉES
- 10 BEWÄHRTE VERFAHREN ZUR BESCHÄFTIGUNGSFÖRDERUNG VON MENSCHEN MIT BEHINDERUNG
Note to editors
The European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities is a non-profit European umbrella organization, established in 1996, and currently representing over 11.000 social and health services for persons with disabilities. EASPD advocates effective and high-quality disability-related services in the field of education, employment and individualised support, in line with the UN CRPD principles, which could bring benefits not only to persons with disabilities, but to society as a whole.