05 April 2023
Nerve Tumours UK are also here to support you in your workplace.
In addition to our iNForm programme, we work with umbrella organisations and researchers to support employee's specific needs in the workplace, as well as providing guidance on issues such as visible differences.
– Dr Hannah Saunders
"In our project at Queen Mary University in London, we have been researching how employers can create workplaces where people with visible differences are treated fairly. We have interviewed both people with lived experience of visible difference, and HR / people managers. We used the findings from these interviews to draft suggested guidance for employers on how to create appearance-inclusive workplaces. After testing the guidance in focus groups, we’re really pleased that it is now ready! We hope this guidance will give employers some useful ideas, and will make a positive difference to workplace experiences. Thank you so much to Nerve Tumours once again for all your help with this project. "
Download the Good Practice for Employers
Reaching adulthood, leaving education and starting on the employment ladder can lead to a number of obstacles, particularly within the working environment, but it doesn't have to. People spend a huge percentage of each waking hour in work, and so it should be as enjoyable and profitable as possible, for all concerned, including those with Neurofibromatosis. This is why we have set up an initiative called iNForm so that we can help support as many employers and colleagues as possible to create the best possible environment for people with Neurofibromatosis to work in.
iNForm is a programme of information and on-the-ground support from Nerve Tumours UK throughout your working career. This will help you give the most effective support to employees with Neurofibromatosis Type 1, NF2-related Schwannomatosis and Non-NF2-related Schwannomatosis. If you have any direct questions you can email us: email@example.com
If you are an employer, here is some guidance on how to best structure an inclusive workplace:
If you are a manager, Diversity & Inclusion Lead or HR expert and share Autistica's vision of recruiting and supporting autistic and neurodivergent people, register for updates and get access to their Employers Guide to Neurodiversity.
- How to run inclusive interviews
- Making your workplace accessible
- Talking about autism at work
You can find additional supportive tools in our iNForm your employer section, helping you to understand and support the specific needs of those affected with Nerve Tumours.