Jurgen Donaldson started to lose his sight in August/September 2019, he had to take some time away from his job at the time, when he returned his employer was not that accommodating to his situation.
After being made redundant and reached out to the RNIB Employment Service for support through this tricky time for him and was teamed up with Emma Griffiths RNIB Employment Advisor. Thankfully Jurgen now has a fantastic new job with a very accommodating and supportive employer.
RNIB Connect Radio’s Toby Davey caught up with both Emma and Jurgen to find out more about Jurgen’s employment story, the type of support and advice Emma and the Employment Service Team were able to offer Jurgen and how they are able to support other visually impaired people who might be going through a similar situation.
If you need employment support and advice, RNIB are here for you, visit: http://rnib.in/employment
or call the RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999 and ask to speak to the Employment Service Team.
(Image shows Jurgen dressed smartly in a blue vest and white shirt, smiling at the camera)