Asda’s Disability Working Group organised an event in Asda House to coincide with International Day of People with Disability. The event was themed “Break Barriers and Open Doors” and was a day of education and awareness – the first of its kind for Asda!
The morning consisted of a two hour auditorium session hosted by Barry Williams – the Exec sponsor of the Disability Working Group. Over 150 people from the senior leadership team attended to hear talks from Guide Dogs for the Blind, Sane (mental health charity), Time to Change (mental health Campaign) and Mike Penning, the UK Minister of State for Disabled People.
Some of our colleagues shared their own personal experiences of living with a disability like Asda Quality Inspector, Jason Sheppard (right), and Phil Tenney, Asda’s Chief Information Officer, urged the audience to ‘just ask’ when thinking about adapting workplace technology for our colleagues.
Several organisations and charities set up stands in the atrium. This was an opportunity for all colleagues and line managers to ask questions, talk through scenarios and explore the support available.Read more here