Employer Disability Information Service (EDI)

logoThe centrally based national resource for advice and information for employers on
the employment of people with disabilities

The new national Employers Disability Information service (EDI) was launched on the 2nd February. The purpose of the Employer Disability Information service is to provide employers with an expert peer source of advice and information on employing staff with disabilities, with a view to enhancing the confidence and competence of individual employers to employ, manage and retain staff with disabilities. The ultimate aim is to promote increased employment of people with disabilities.

The service is a centrally-based national resource of peer advice and information for employers on employment of people with disabilities. The service comprises:

  • A helpline on a dedicated phone line providing advice and information to employers on employment of people with disabilities
  • A central web-based information resource incorporating guidance and an FAQ section, which is kept up to date
  • Publicising the service and proactive outreach to employers
  • Using the mainstream channels of the participating organisations to disseminate information on the service and on matters relating to employment of people with disabilities
  • Development of networks and fora for employers to share experiences and good practice

The service is managed by a consortium of employer organisations – Chambers Ireland, IBEC and ISME and is funded through the NDA.

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD said “I am delighted to welcome the launch of this important initiative to provide employers with expert advice on employing people with disabilities. The aim of this initiative is ultimately to promote increased employment of people with disabilities. That is an aim shared by Government, and recently we launched a Comprehensive Employment Strategy for People with Disabilities, in which providing better advice of this kind was an important action in that plan”. CallEdi.ie was launched by Minister Bruton.

Contact us at 01 6762014 or you can visit the website at calledi.ie for more information.

EDI leaflet (PDF)

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