Yes, we run virtual events for our members - from book launches to peer learning - each month, through Learning and Development opportunities. Most of these events are exclusive (and free) to PurpleSpace members, but we do have some events which are open access. Find out more about the events we have coming up here.
I am a member of an employee network/resource group, but we aren't a member of PurpleSpace yet. Can we get involved?
Yes, #PurpleLightUp is a global movement open to all disabled employees and allies - not limited to PurpleSpace members.
Although we'd obviously love you to join the PurpleSpace community, and receive special benefits such as joining our #PurpleLightUp working group, we also want to hear about the great work being carried out by disability networks and resource groups across the globe. Find out more about how you can get involved here.
I'm not disabled myself but I support a family member, friend or colleagues with a disability. Can I take part?
Yes, this movement has captured the hearts and minds of people across the globe. If disability inclusion and celebrating our economic contribution means something to you personally we would love you to take part. Find out more about how you can get involved here.
No. Purple Tuesday is an international call to action to celebrate the purple pound – the spending power of disabled people and their families. If you are taking part in Purple Tuesday on November 13th, take lots of photos on the day (especially of disabled colleagues or networks are involved) and then re-share on social media on 3rd December to help us celebrate the #PurpleLightUp. Find out more about Purple Tuesday here.
If you have been moved by #PurpleLightUp, we recommend looking at our annual Leadership Themes to continue your work on disability inclusion all year round. Each month, we focus on essential know-how so that networks, resource groups, allies and champion programmes can continue building disability confidence from the inside out. Topics include communication, the role of senior champions and allies, career ambition and building inner confidence. You can see our Leadership Themes here. Why not create an Impact Case Study to tell the story of your #PurpleLightUp, how you have used the movement and the impact it has had.
There are a number of reputable charities and non-government agencies that support disabled people into work in the UK and across the world and we recommend that you do your homework to ensure that whichever charity you pick one that is led and guided by disabled people as well as the right one for you to support. We would also recommend you take a look at the International Disability Alliance website.
No. At PurpleSpace we support diversity and inclusion for all shades of purple but if you particularly like the shade that we use the colour codes are: CMYK 60 90 0 0 or RGB 130 54 140 (Pantone number 2612 C is similar).
We often hear how organisations are looking for new ways to engage their employees with #PurpleLightUp.
We are pleased to announce an exciting partnership with Concept Incentives who have become our official merchandise partner. Through this partnership you will be able to purchase official branded #PurpleLightUp merchandise as a way to celebrate #PurpleLightUp.
Click on the link to explore what’s on offer concept-incentives.co.uk/collections/purple-light-up-2022
PurpleSpace will be donating all proceeds made to a reputable disability rights NGO to further the cause.
Please check on our other pages to find out more about #PurpleLightUp or get in contact with us at PLU@purplespace.org if you have a question that is not covered on one of our existing pages, and we will try our best to get back to you.
No, however as a member you get access to the Member Support Pack, a detailed guide on how to get involved in #PurpleLightUp, additional support in creating your Leader to Leader video as well as guidance on creating your Impact Case Studies.