At Excel against the Odds, my aim is to empower organisations to support any employees that have chronic illnesses or disabilities. Public Health England state that 30% of the working age population suffer from at least one chronic condition and so it is likely that most organisations will find that they have multiple employees with health issues. This is likely to become an even greater number as a result of the prevalence of Long Covid. Not all employees feel comfortable disclosing information about their long term health conditions and, as a result, many organisations won’t be aware of the exact number of employees that are affected.
Employers need to consider how they support their employees to stay in the workplace. If steps are taken early enough, it is possible to reduce absenteeism, increase productivity and reduce turnover. It will also secure their position as a leader in Diversity, Equality and Inclusion.
Having worked within corporate organisations while also living with chronic illnesses and having worked with and supported many people with chronic illnesses, I can help you to develop strategies to create an environment that is supportive of these employees and enables them to have a successful career.
I can offer a number of solutions to suit your needs. These include but are not limited to:
- Workshops for managers
- Training about chronic illness
- One to One mentoring for people with chronic illnesses and / or their managers
- Lunch ‘n learns
Please contact me for more information.