Lived Experience and Staff Welfare

 

Imagine Independence has a commitment to be positive about employing people with diverse needs from a range of backgrounds. It is a ‘values based’ recruiter and as such seeks to engage people who may have had lived experience of a mental illness or have a protected characteristic. Imagine believes that it is important for its workforce to reflect the communities they serve. The organisation will make all appropriate, reasonable adjustments under the 2010 Equalities Act to ensure that it can offer and sustain employment for both potential and current employees. Imagine Independence encourages its staff to make advance statements disclosing their specific needs, in order to appropriately support them in maintaining their employment. It also offers regular support sessions for staff to ensure that their welfare is properly supported.