Diversity and Ability's [...] unique insight, first-hand knowledge and ability to guide neurodivergent people through their path of learning and development is outstanding! Our clients left their Digital Skills for Life course feeling confident and proud to live, work and thrive.
- James Carroll, St. Mungo's
It is clear from feedback that the workshops have helped members accomplish their personal goals and become more independent. The knock-on effect is vast, enabling increased access to housing, employment and social welfare. D&A is showing how technology can be made accessible, useful and empowering in breaking the cycle of homelessness.
- Nahid Behzadi, Crisis
Thank you, D&A, for your contributions and partnership work with Disability Rights UK to make apprenticeships, education and skills training inclusive for disabled people. D&A's presentations at our events were powerful and well-received. D&A's enthusiasm and continued support is valuable to us and we look forward to working in partnership with the team at future events.
- Rabia Lemahieu, Disability Rights UK
D&A has been the first [company] where I felt I had experienced support on an individual basis not just down to my dyslexic quirks but what also worked best in the environment I worked in, my role and within the parameters of the company I work for.
- Employee, Barclays
I found the wellbeing session that I attended to be extremely refreshing and very eye-opening. I will always be the person that cares about others but [my mentor] really made me think how I need to take care of myself and I am so grateful for the session I had.
- Employee, Utilita
“The [Wellbeing and Mental Health] mentoring has become the most valuable support for the team, especially during lockdown.. providing this resource has made my team feel valued and that we really care about their wellbeing.”
- Sasha Dixon, Utilita
"From my first contact with the team, their ‘can do’ attitude and knowledgeable discussions gave me confidence that I was dealing with a professional organisation that could deliver... [They] challenged the participants to think differently about ability."
- Pam Blackhurst, Office for National Statistics
"Diversity and Ability's focus on inclusion and breaking down accessibility barriers is inspiring and they do a great job of educating people positively and warmly."
- Bee Nicholls, Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce
"We now have a greater awareness of different models of disability and a better understanding to focus on barriers more than labels! Love the 'nudges' we can take forward to make the workplace a better and more inclusive place!"
- Claire Wildman, Civil Aviation Authority
"D&A is that rare breed of a company that is passionate about the students and the sector that they operate in, they are a company with a heart. Not only this but they are clearly trailblazing in terms of knowledge, ideas and developments coupled with professionalism, speed and efficiency."
- Sarah Richardson, London Metropolitan University
"The phrase 'nothing about us, without us' could have been written for this social enterprise; they are passionate about what they do and they offer so much of their time, free of charge, to support disabled people both in person and in developing this invaluable resource bank."
- Lynn Wilson, National Association of Disability Practitioners
"We have also been impressed by the focus on quality, on ensuring students are helped to build effective and sustainable strategies, and by the learning plans which allow other support workers (such as study skills tutors and mentors), as well as disability advisers, to have an understanding of how the students they support are using their assistive technology."
- John Harding, University of Cambridge