Empowered Employers

New campaign launches, led by Barnwood Trust

Today we are launching our Empowered Employers Campaign. 

Since the pandemic, ways of working have changed for many and the adjustments that disabled people have long been asking for, like flexible working, are starting to become more commonplace.

Employing disabled people will give me even more problem solvers

Empowered Employers aims to build on these changes, supporting organisations within Gloucestershire to consider attitudes and policies that enable meaningful work opportunities for disabled people, people with mental health challenges and neurodivergent people.

Empowered Employers is a campaign that looks at the three ways in which barriers to employment present themselves; the employment gap, the pay gap and the opportunities gap.  



“Over the last few months, we’ve been working with group of people with lived experience and commercial employers to inform this first stage of the campaign. The Experts by Experience have been heavily involved in crafting the social media posts and website; informing so much of the language, all of the key themes, such as flexible working, employer attitudes and Access to Work, and reviewing the accessibility. “
Jessie Hoskin, Barnwood Trust Campaigns Lead

The campaign launches with the website and social media messaging. We are calling for a network of champions to help us deliver coordinated social media and accessible digital content that addresses the common misconceptions about disability and employment.

Look out for our campaign posts on our social media channels and the resources page on the campaign website.


Find out more about the campaign and opportunities to join the learning programme on the campaign website