‘Access to Livelihoods’ for persons with disabilities is one of the flagship programme of Leonard Cheshire Disability supported by Accenture Foundation. Implemented by LCD’s partners, the programme aimed to equip over 13,000 persons with disabilities developing their skills. The programme is implemented in India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Philippines and South Africa, and supported more than 10,000 to find a job or start their own business.
Through our innovative ‘Livelihoods Resource Centre’s established and Jobability.org, an online resource for persons with disabilities, Leonard Cheshire Disability identify, assess and train persons with disabilities on life, employability and vocational skills through quality training, career guidance. The LRC identify the potential employers, link and facilitate the jobseekers among persons with disabilities for their job requirements which will ensure them a greater role in society, making them more self-sufficient, and enabling them to realize their hopes and aspirations.
About the workshop
The consultative workshop will provide an opportunity to share collective experiences of employers and other stakeholders towards their understanding on working with person with disabilities, promoting disability inclusion in the workplace, inclusive practices and knowledge in addressing current challenges with respect to accessibility in workplace and find solutions.
An expert panel from the corporates, government, civil society and persons with disabilities will make key presentations followed by discussions that include:
About Leonard Cheshire Disability
- Reflection on the status of employment opportunities for persons with disabilities
- The barriers encountered by people with person with disabilities in job related skill development, securing and sustaining wage employment, self-employment and social protection.
- HR policy of corporate to ensure it accommodates Person with disabilities
- Good practices that can be replicated/ scaled up
- Recommendations and way forward
Leonard Cheshire Disability is an international NGO working across continents with five regional offices in Africa and Asia, and an extensive global network of partners in over 50 countries. LCD work in the fields of livelihoods, education and rehabilitation, campaigns, and undertake cutting edge research in disability and international development.
Leonard Cheshire South Asia Regional Office, based in Bangalore, is the hub of our flagship programme ‘Access to livelihoods’ in Asia and projects on inclusive education in India and Bangladesh.
About LC Project Nagapattinam (LCPNP)
LCPNP, Nagapattinam is the partner organization of Leonard Cheshire Disability implementing the ‘Access to Livelihoods’ Programme since 2008 in 5 locations of India – Nagapattinam, Thiruvallur, Cuddalore, Chennai of Tamilnadu and Alleppey of Kerala by establishing ‘Livelihoods Resource Centre (LRC) and administering them based at Chennai. LCDPNP is also implementing a Virtual Livelihoods Resource Centre (VLRC) having base station at Cuddalore to reach out the services for a larger group of beneficiaries irrespective of geographic boundaries particularly in rural areas for livelihood opportunities.
Mr. Aldrin Devraj
LC Project Nagapattinam