How to Improve Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace

This event is part of One Yorkshire, a three-month virtual series of curated events, seminars, workshops and get-togethers for everyone in, from or into Yorkshire, created to deliver a real business boost to our community. Events are free of charge and everyone is welcome to attend.

Leep1 is a self-advocacy organisation supporting the social inclusion and visibility of people with learning disabilities in society. We campaign for the rights of people with learning disabilities and offer activities that are user-led. 

Our co-chair, a lady with Downs Syndrome, will deliver an hour long session on the benefits of employing adults with learning disabilities into the workforce.

The aims of the sessions will be to support corporates to be more comfortable in having the right tools to employ learning disabled talent within their teams. We will be talking about reasonable adjustments, accessible policies, Access to Work, what is easy read information, person-centred work booklets, buddy systems and job crafting.

Building a diverse workforce will lead to innovative and creative ideas, and make your organisation a desirable and exciting place to work.




13:00 - 14:00


Please register - meeting link will be e-mailed to you in advance of event


Akeisha Brown

Akeisha Brown

Business Engagement Officer

Leeds City College

Eleanor Brown

Eleanor Brown

Women's Ambassador Coordinator and Training Facilitator


Rebecca Ward

Services Administrator

Leeds Mind

Khadija.Juma Khadija Juma

Senior support worker


Dan Blackith

Director of People & Culture

Avalon Group

Sarah Cotterill

Volunteer Officer

Leeds Arts Events & Venues

Fay Kesby

Volunteer Coordinator


Jo Sutcliffe

Head of HR

Leeds Mind