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. Jurgen was 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.
Emma also outlined what support the Employment Service is able to provide to employers to help them support their visually impaired employees and Jurgen gave his thoughts on what both visually impaired people and employers can do to increase the number of visually impaired people of working age in employment.
If you would like to find out more about the RNIB Employment Service do call the RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999 and asked to speak to the Employment Service Team.
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