Are You IN? is designed to help employers better support people living with invisible conditions and disabilities like Crohn’s and Colitis at work.
Employers can either sign-up to our Silver or Gold pledges. Some pledges may already be in place and others may take some time to implement. To keep track of progress employers should complete our survey to confirm their pledge level and their pledge status at the start of their journey. An annual survey will track progress over time.
The Silver pledges are all about Appointing, Empowering and Informing - so that the right structures and support are in place to make the workplace more inclusive. These pledges will support employees to feel more informed and empowered to approach conversations around invisible disability.
Appoint an Invisible Condition Rep as a point of contact to signpost colleagues towards the campaign resources and relevant company policies or employee assistance programmes. Please note, a training guide covers the specific remit of this role, which is not an advice-giving role.
Empower managers, HR and people living with invisible conditions to talk with confidence about invisible conditions by promoting our conversation guides. They give tips, practical examples, and support on how to approach conversations about invisible conditions.
Educate all staff on invisible conditions and, specifically, Crohn’s and Colitis. There is a range of resources from apps to talking toolkits and infographics to choose from.
Consider offering remote and flexible working hours as a means of not only improving employee wellbeing but also productivity and job satisfaction.
Install Not Every Disability is Visibleaccessible toilet signs in company accessible toilets. Our template signage can be used or adapted into your own company branding if preferred.
Roll out a selection of campaign assets to promote staff engagement with the campaign, choosing from email signatures, Outlook profile pictures, screensavers, stickers and posters.
Announce support of the campaign internally and externally. We’ll provide template internal comms, a press release and social media posts to make this easy.
Report upon sign-up using our form. We also ask employers to evaluate impact on staff; we'll provide a short survey and the questions can be incorporated into existing staff surveys.
Are You IN?
If you’d like to pledge your support or sign-up to find out more please complete this short form. We'll email you the programme details.
The Gold pledges are all about taking your commitment one step further. To gain Gold status your organisation must fulfil all Silver pledges and pledge to implement at least three additional pledges from the list below. By becoming a Gold employer, your company can offer your employees with invisible conditions the highest level of support. You can help us to spread the word about the campaign by promoting your commitment externally and encourage other companies to get involved. By encouraging other organisations to get involved, you'll increase support for people with invisible conditions on a wider scale.
Offer remote working and flexible working hours to staff.
Promote your campaign pledge badge externally on some aspects of your company literature such as email signatures, recruitment packs, website etc.
Illustrate, through a case study, the work that you are doing within the invisible condition space. Publish it on your website and we will promote the content across our social channels and Not Every Disability is Visible website.
Host a virtual launch event for employees. We’d be happy to discuss ideas for this with you.
Facilitate the sign up of any sister companies and / or suppliers to the campaign.
Talk to us about other ways you can support our work.
Fundraise for Crohn’s & Colitis UK. We can provide a variety of fundraising options to suit.
The programme pledges are designed to better support people with invisible conditions and disabilities in the workplace. Our free programme resources will help you bring these pledges to life.
Want to get involved?
If you’d like to sign up or find out more please complete this short form. We'll email you the programme details.
We know it can be difficult to live with, or support someone living with these conditions. But you’re not alone. We provide up-to-date, evidence-based information and can support you to live well with Crohn’s or Colitis.
Our helpline team can help by:
Providing information about Crohn’s and Colitis.
Listening and talking through your situation.
Helping you to find support from others in the Crohn’s and Colitis community.
Signposting you to specialist organisations.
Please be aware we’re not medically or legally trained. We cannot provide detailed financial or benefits advice or specialist emotional support.
Please contact us via telephone, email or LiveChat - 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (except English bank holidays).