Becoming More Disability-Friendly

The Valueable network – already active in 6 countries

THE PROJECT IS OF PARTICULAR INTEREST FOR ORGANISATIONS WORKING IN THE HOSPITALITY BUSINESS WILLING TO COMMIT THEMSELVES AND JOIN THE NETWORK

Anna Contardi , National Coordinator, Associazione Italiana Persone Down, tells us about a project that is sure to raise a great deal of attention during this year’s EHMA AGM: The Valueable Network.

Valueable pursues the objective of consolidating and enlarging the network of intellectual disability-friendly hospitality organisations through an already tested rewarding scheme and some tools that have been adhoc designed to facilitate the joining process.

Co-funded by the European Commission, under the Erasmus plus programme, it is the result of a European project that involves a multiplicity of business and non-business actors located in 6 different countries (Italy, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Hungary and Turkey). Its aim is to enhance Corporate Social Responsibility and business social commitment by promoting labour-market inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities through the spread of targeted placements (internships and/ or employments) in the hospitality industry. Valueable already on more than 80 committed hotels, restaurants, and cafes which are already working with people with intellectual disabilities either through internship or employment provision.

The project is of particular interest for organisations working in the hospitality business willing to commit themselves and join the network.


Photo: Anna Contardi – National Coordinator, Associazione Italiana Persone Down