Our Partners & Projects

Someone said actions speak louder than words.

Here is how we are making a difference with partners and projects with Inclusive Change.

We are working with a social enterprise 

In 2021 Inclusive Change At Work CIC was established with an ambition to developing and delivering a neuro-diverse work experience programme.

Now, in 2022, with funding from National Lottery Awards for all and Quartet Community Foundation Inclusive Change Ltd will be working with Inclusive Change At Work CIC and Your Village Shop to make this project a reality.

The programme will work with young people and adults from age 13 to help to develop skills and strategies to support their Neurodiversity and experience work in a way that meets their needs.  

We operate an accessible retail outlet 

We have created an accessible shop called Your Village Shop in South Gloucestershire. Within this store we can provide training and work experience opportunties. We employ neurodivergent staff and parents and carers. 

Your Village Shop represents our values of inclusion, accessibility and community. 

We work with The Curly Hair Project, an organisation that helps people on the autistic spectrum and the people around them, founded by autistic author Alis Rowe.

We use cool things like animated films, comic strips and diagrams to make our work interesting and easy to understand. 

We work with The Curly Hair Project, an organisation that helps people on the autistic spectrum and the people around them, founded by autistic author Alis Rowe.

We use cool things like animated films, comic strips and diagrams to make our work interesting and easy to understand. 

In 2022 we joined forces with a new and exciting employment agency. The NDEAS is a recruitment agency founded by Dan Biddle, disability activist and consultant. The National Diversity Employment and Advisory Service will provide recruitment support for disabled candidates and will work with employers to create more inclusive workplaces.  

We work with partners to deliver training to a variety of organisations. Tracy Crane is an experienced leadership coach and leader of transformational change. Our collaboration creates a strong partnership delivering a range of consultancy and training programmes for organisations. 

 

Our partnership with Northen Surveying Services combines experience of construction and the provision of degree apprenticeships. Tara and Alan from NSS are the founding forces behind the initial project to research and develop what has now become Inclusive Change At Work CIC.

We are working with the West of England Growth Hub. Being part of the Workforce for the future programme fits perfectly with our values and ambitions. Building the future of work not just within our organisation but with others is our core focus. 

We are part of one the UK’s top business accelerator programmes we have gained access to coaching, support and resources. The programme not only helps us to grow and find ways of taking what we do to more people. That way we can have greater impact and make a bigger difference for the future workforce. 

 

In 2019 Northen Surveying Services teamed up with the University of Bristol Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, to investigate ways to improve local employment opportunities for young Autistic people. The idea was to explore establishing a talent and training program to support young Autistic people to gain employment within our business and other employers. This project became Inclusive Change At Work CIC in 2021.

—Lucy Smith

Founder & Director, Inclusive Change Ltd