For 70 years, Remploy has been dedicated to enabling disabled people to find sustainable employment, and to promoting equality in the workplace. But in 2015 it’s undergone a significant change, leaving government ownership to form a new joint venture with global health and employment services company MAXIMUS.
Remploy’s own employees have a 30% stake in the new business. So this year’s Remploy Live event in Leicester took on a special significance as employees came together with external stakeholders – including many from MAXIMUS – to discuss the future of the organisation. Our scribe Rachel’s role for the three-day event was to capture how people were feeling at this moment of change and documenting their aspirations for the future. Remploy colleagues were encouraged to really think about their roles as co-owners and how they could use their new position to help steer the direction of the business. And finally, they looked forward to how they’d be helping disabled people in the future, and how they could extend their reach to help more people both in the UK and internationally.
It’s events like these that really demonstrate the power of scribing as a tool for listening and for showing that people have been heard. Rachel captured event with a sensitivity, warmth and humour that reflected the attitudes of the delegates themselves. We really look forward to joining Remploy again further along on their journey.