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.
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.
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.
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).
No, we don’t currently sell merchandise, but we would love to see pictures of you wearing purple on social media! Use #PurpleLightUp and tag us @MyPurpleSpace.