Other service providers

Other Providers

At PurpleSpace we offer a wide range of learning opportunities for network leaders, champions and employees - to build personal and professional disability confidence from the inside out. The close contact we have with our members means we can tailor our events programme to meet their needs through webinars, special projects and workshops. We also offer bespoke training and coaching through our consultancy service.

And we are well connected which means if you need something we don't provide we can refer you to a number of other organisations who offer training, coaching, consultancy, mediation and other support services. Many of the organisations we list here are either run by disabled people or have an excellent track record in understanding the lived experience of disabled employees.

The organisations listed provide services in the following three areas:

For further information on any of the services below please contact the organisation or consultant directly.


1. Personal development training and in-house coaching for disabled employees, allies and champions

Adjust

Adjust provides practical and professional training and consultancy in order to harness the talents of your employees with Neurodiverse conditions. Neurodiversity is an umbrella term for conditions such as autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD.

Founder of Adjust, Daniel Aherne has worked with autistic people for over the last 15 years with part of that time in the National Autistic Society's' employment training team. Adjust's clients include: Channel 4, Northern Trust, BNParibas, Pinsent Masons, Equal approach and ENEI amongst others.

Recently Daniel encouraged an organisation set up an autism parents network - could he challenge you to do something similar?

Website: www.adjustservices.co.uk

Contact by email at daniel@adjustservices.co.uk

Diverse Matters

Diverse Matters is a consultancy which provides training and personal development through workshops, webinars and speed networking to help professionals with disabilities to increase their disability confidence.

Diverse Matters also offers disability awareness events for organisations including the City Wheelchair Challenge and a Question Time style discussion with panellists who all have a disability.

Diverse Matters was founded by Yasmin Sheikh. Yasmin worked as a lawyer for 12 years before sustaining a spinal cord injury in 2008. She now uses her personal experience to help employers and employees with disabilities to engage with their organisations on the disability agenda.

Contact by email at yasmin@diversematters.org

Luminate

Luminate offers mentoring, training and coaching services to help individuals and organisations with issues related to personal disability or disability in the workplace

Founder Roland Chesters is a recognised disability and inclusion expert; coach, consultant, workshop leader and motivational speaker who is committed to helping clients to achieve their greatest potential and overcome all obstacles.

Roland's mentoring, training and coaching services are designed to help individual disabled people to increase inner disability confidence and self-esteem and to get back out there realising dreams.

Roland also uses his extensive knowledge and guidance on disability in the workplace to facilitate growth and development in business and to ensure happy and fulfilled employees.

Website: www.luminate.uk.com

Contact by Roland by email: roland.chesters@luminate.uk.com

Making Lemonade

Founder, Steph Cutler has a commercial background and was working in the highly competitive fashion industry when she experienced unexpected sight loss. She now works with organisations to make their recruitment and retention practices accessible to disabled people and attract more disabled candidates. Steph facilitates the use of lived expertise within organisations to create inclusive and fit for purpose policies.

As a qualified coach she supports disabled people to get in, and on, in work whilst feeling confident bringing their whole self to work. She is also a trained action learning facilitator. In addition she is a memorable, motivational speaker and is a regular contributor to equality conferences and events. Steph has won national acclaim for her approach and commitment to disability equality as a leadership trainer, coach, speaker and role model to other disabled people. 

Website: www.making-lemonade.co.uk

Contact Steph by email: steph@making-lemonade.co.uk

Phil & Friends

Phil and Friends is a Disability Training and Consultancy service run by Phil Friend alongside trusted associates and collaborators. Their skills and experience complement Phil's and together they represent some of the most knowledgeable and influential people in the field of disability.

Phil Friend himself a wheelchair user, is acknowledged as one of the UK's foremost consultants on disability employment matters. He has provided consultancy and training support to the government and many of the country's best-known employers. Current projects include manager training with the BBC and personal development programmes for RBS and Lloyds Banking Group.

He is the co-author of "Why are you pretending to be normal?" a self-help book designed to help disabled people manage rather than just cope with their disability.

His passionate commitment is to create a more equitable life for disabled people by illustrating the practical and realistic steps that can be taken by both businesses and individuals to make a real difference.

Website: www.philandfriends.co.uk

Contact by email at: brinkburn@gmail.com

Result CIC

Result CIC is a disabled-led social enterprise that provides coaching and personal development training to marginalised people.

All three Director-coaches at Result CIC are disabled. They have all worked at senior level in mainstream professions including engineering, central government, education, private sector business development as well as charity leadership. Their work is based on values: fairness, individual choice and enabling personal potential and strength.

The team at Result CIC use their own experience of disabilities and being in minority groups to create an open learning space for person-centred workshops and coaching individuals to discover their authentic selves and to create ways of moving forward.

Their service helps to develop confident disabled staff and managers who recognising and encourage disabled colleagues as well as valuing the assets which disability can bring.

Website: www.resultcic.com

Contact by email: info@resultcic.com

Scene Change

Scene Change Creative Consultants provide personal development training and in-house coaching for people with disabilities. Their individual coaching and peer to peer learning workshops help participants to unleash their strengths and talents through learning and practicing skills to: develop confidence, build a personal brand and to increase resilience and wellbeing.

Director Kåre Sivertsen and his team of experienced trainers and coaches are professional actors, TV journalists and business leaders who use cross organisational coaching and interactive skills practice, to motivate and challenge staff, tackle difficult issues, highlight behaviour and develop people skills.

Their Coaching Squared Programme brings together staff with disabilities from across industries where they learn to coach and together form peer to peer partnerships. Over nine months they learn how to set tangible goals, create an action plan for success and develop each other through challenges, all supported by our experiences facilitators.

Website: http://scenechange.co.uk

Contact by email: kare@scenechange.co.uk

Sminty Ltd

Sminty Ltd provides a range of training and consultancy services to help organisations develop and individuals with disability in the workplace to progress. They have a range of courses using different styles, such as interactive theatre, comedy, choreographed dining as well as more traditional face to face training. Courses are suitable for board level and managers throughout the organisation. They also offer personal development programmes for staff with a disability or long term health condition, to help them progress personally and professionally. Working in this field for twenty years, Sminty Ltd has a wealth of experience and a team of skilled trainers and associates. They can also create a bespoke event or course for you, should you have a specific need. CEO Simon Minty, is often asked to speak or MC events and you can hear him on the BBC Ouch show which he co-hosts.

Website: www.sminty.net

Contact by email: simonminty@sminty.net


2. Employer / employee mediation services

Centre for Resolution

Centre for Resolution is a support service specialising in mentoring, coaching, training, mediation and advocacy for people with disabilities and their employers.

The organisation was founded by Ryan Compton. Fuelled by his own frustrations of accessing services that were not client, service user or patient led inspired Ryan to offer a range of services that have a more person-centered approach.

Ryan and his colleagues combine their experience in the disability sector and workplace coaching to bring organisations and individuals a service that supports opportunities for disabled people in the workplace.

No two clients are the same and their services are flexible and tailor-made. They can help individuals to build the tools, techniques and strategies to work at their personal best. They can also help organisations to create an inclusive workplace and to understand how to remove barriers which some people with a disability face.

The team at Centre for Resolution deliver a professional service that promotes integration, inclusion and independence.

Website: www.centreforresolution.com

Contact by email: info@centreforresolution.co.uk


3. Training and consultancy for employers and organisations

Adjust

Adjust provides practical and professional training and consultancy in order to harness the talents of your employees with Neurodiverse conditions. Neurodiversity is an umbrella term for conditions such as autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD.

Founder of Adjust, Daniel Aherne has worked with autistic people for over the last 15 years with part of that time in the National Autistic Society's' employment training team. Adjust's clients include: Channel 4, Northern Trust, BNParibas, Pinsent Masons, Equal approach and ENEI amongst others.

Recently Daniel encouraged an organisation set up an autism parents network - could he challenge you to do something similar?

Website: www.adjustservices.co.uk

Contact by email at daniel@adjustservices.co.uk

Centre for Resolution

Centre for Resolution is a support service specialising in mentoring, coaching, training, mediation and advocacy for people with disabilities and their employers.

The organisation was founded by Ryan Compton. Fuelled by his own frustrations of accessing services that were not client, service user or patient led inspired Ryan to offer a range of services that have a more person-centered approach.

Ryan and his colleagues combine their experience in the disability sector and workplace coaching to bring organisations and individuals a service that supports opportunities for disabled people in the workplace.

No two clients are the same and their services are flexible and tailor-made. They can help individuals to build the tools, techniques and strategies to work at their personal best. They can also help organisations to create an inclusive workplace and to understand how to remove barriers which some people with a disability face.

The team at Centre for Resolution deliver a professional service that promotes integration, inclusion and independence.

Website: www.centreforresolution.com

Contact by email: info@centreforresolution.co.uk

Delsion

Delsion is an award winning, innovative People & Development consultancy. Founder and Managing Director Julian John uses his personal experience of disability to help clients to be "Positive about Potential". They help organisations to achieve a diverse and inclusive workforce and realise the benefits this will bring to both the individuals and the organisation as a whole. They take a leading edge holistic approach to diversity & inclusion from defining the business case and setting the leadership agenda to policies and training.

Website: http://www.delsion.co.uk

Contact by email: Julian@delsion.co.uk

Diverse Matters

Diverse Matters is a consultancy which provides training and personal development through workshops, webinars and speed networking to help professionals with disabilities to increase their disability confidence.

Diverse Matters also offers disability awareness events for organisations including the City Wheelchair Challenge and a Question Time style discussion with panellists who all have a disability.

Diverse Matters was founded by Yasmin Sheikh. Yasmin worked as a lawyer for 12 years before sustaining a spinal cord injury in 2008. She now uses her personal experience to help employers and employees with disabilities to engage with their organisations on the disability agenda.

Contact by email at yasmin@diversematters.org

Making Lemonade 

Founder, Steph Cutler has a commercial background and was working in the highly competitive fashion industry when she experienced unexpected sight loss. She now works with organisations to make their recruitment and retention practices accessible to disabled people and attract more disabled candidates. Steph facilitates the use of lived expertise within organisations to create inclusive and fit for purpose policies.

As a qualified coach she supports disabled people to get in, and on, in work whilst feeling confident bringing their whole self to work. She is also a trained action learning facilitator. In addition she is a memorable, motivational speaker and is a regular contributor to equality conferences and events. Steph has won national acclaim for her approach and commitment to disability equality as a leadership trainer, coach, speaker and role model to other disabled people. 

Website: www.making-lemonade.co.uk

Contact Steph by email: steph@making-lemonade.co.uk

Phil & Friends

Phil and Friends is a Disability Training and Consultancy service run by Phil Friend alongside trusted associates and collaborators. Their skills and experience complement Phil's and together they represent some of the most knowledgeable and influential people in the field of disability.

Phil Friend himself a wheelchair user, is acknowledged as one of the UK's foremost consultants on disability employment matters. He has provided consultancy and training support to the government and many of the country's best-known employers. Current projects include manager training with the BBC and personal development programmes for RBS and Lloyds Banking Group.

He is the co-author of "Why are you pretending to be normal?" a self-help book designed to help disabled people manage rather than just cope with their disability.

His passionate commitment is to create a more equitable life for disabled people by illustrating the practical and realistic steps that can be taken by both businesses and individuals to make a real difference.

Website: www.philandfriends.co.uk

Contact by email at: brinkburn@gmail.com

Sminty Ltd

Sminty Ltd provides a range of training and consultancy services to help organisations develop and individuals with disability in the workplace to progress. They have a range of courses using different styles, such as interactive theatre, comedy, choreographed dining as well as more traditional face to face training. Courses are suitable for board level and managers throughout the organisation. They also offer personal development programmes for staff with a disability or long term health condition, to help them progress personally and professionally. Working in this field for twenty years, Sminty Ltd has a wealth of experience and a team of skilled trainers and associates. They can also create a bespoke event or course for you, should you have a specific need. CEO Simon Minty, is often asked to speak or MC events and you can hear him on the BBC Ouch show which he co-hosts.

Website: http://www.sminty.net

Contact by email: simonminty@sminty.net

Visualise

Visualise Training and Consultancy offers interactive training programmes and workplace assessments which foster insight into disability issues, alongside practical solutions that develop inclusivity and accessibility for both employees and customers.

Founder, Daniel Williams and his colleagues use a personal experience of disability and expertise in the field to discover innovative ways of fostering equality and inclusion through understanding.

The organisation's interactive disability awareness training programmes focus on empathy and engagement as a means of raising awareness and channelling positive change within organisations and larger societies; their aim is for this to be part of a sea of change in attitudes to, and opportunities for, people with disabilities.

Working with Visualise will equip you with the skills, knowledge and tools to build and deliver disability confidence.

Website: www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com

Contact by email: daniel@visualisetrainingandconsultancy.co.uk