Nick Bacon of D@W is part of the RSA Inclusive Work, Disability and Ageing Network Steering Group which has proposed a system of flexible working that works for everybody. The network argues that inclusive work is designed and managed to fit the reality of people’s lives, rather than expecting everyone to ‘fit in’ to a rigid model of working. It helps secure good work for all.
The group’s white paper https://www.thersa.org/comment/2022/10/designing-work-around-people formed the basis for an RSA event in November 2022 https://www.thersa.org/events/fellowship/2022/11/designing-work-around-peoples-lives.
The network exchanges perspectives, lessons, and developments, and explores how we can collaborate to progress improvements in disabled and older people’s employment. Key activities include running participatory events, connection through an online platform and writing articles for thought, learning and discussion.
Building an inclusive future of work for disabled and older people will require the collaboration of many: people with lived experience, disabled and older people’s organisations, employers, trade unionists, innovators, researchers, policymakers and analysts, and allies. We welcome all to join us.