At EMBED we are passionate about helping organisations to create environments where staff, customers, visitors and communities have equal access, feel included, represented and valued.
We know that many organisations share this view and want to improve their own equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) but find it difficult to access expert advice that is tailored, practical and affordable.
Our portfolio of diversity, accessibility and inclusion services can be used individually or together depending on your business priorities, current commitment to diversity and inclusion, budget and resources.
Take a look through our core services below - and if you can't find what you need, get in touch and we can design a personalised solution.
Listening to the people within your organisation is the best barometer for assessing where you are on your diversity and inclusion journey. We will use interviews, focus groups, surveys and policy reviews to find out where you are performing well and where there are opportunities for improvement.
Using information gathered from your EMBED Assessment, we will help you to prioritise actions and solutions that will deliver the most value to your organisation. We will actively engage and support all stakeholders in building a roadmap for change as part of your equality, diversity and inclusion journey.
The EMBED Mystery Visit Service helps you to understand potential challenges and barriers faced by anyone who visits your premises. These will include disabled people and those from different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities. Find out more about our Mystery Visit Service.
For any building, physical location or environment to be inclusive, it must be fully accessible to everyone. We help you to identify current good practice as well as areas for improvement in line with best practice standards, guidelines and legislation. Find out more about our Access Audit.
Your website is often the first point of contact for customers, potential employees, visitors and service users and it’s essential that it offers equal and inclusive access. Our Digital Access Audit will help you to understand what you already do well and highlight and prioritise areas for improvement.
Your website, social media platforms and printed information are the shop windows to your organisation. Our Inclusive Communications Review will help you to ensure that your communications are welcoming and understandable to diverse audiences and accessible to disabled people. Find out more about our Inclusive Communications Review
Successful Employee Networks/Resource Groups (ERGs) engage all employees whilst supporting representation and empowerment of groups including race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and other characteristics. We can help you create impactful networks that become invaluable assets within your equality, diversity, accessibility and inclusion journey and strategy.
Our training and facilitation services deliver key skills and knowledge required for creating inclusive cultures and environments. Core training includes Inclusive Leadership, Building Inclusive Environments, Values & Behaviours, Unconscious Bias, Mental Health in the Workplace, Accessibility for All, and Unearthing Hidden Voices. We offer many more and can design personalised training to suit your needs.
The ‘Workplace Passport’ supports individual employees by documenting any adjustments they may require to contribute to the best of their ability. The most common type of Passport focuses on disability and ill-health, but it can be adapted for other situations such as caring or parental responsibilities or religious observance.
Our coaching and mentoring services are tailored towards individuals and small groups who are looking to build self-awareness and confidence around the equality, diversity, accessibility and inclusion agenda. We offer leadership coaching on how to build inclusive workplaces and align with good practice coaching and mentoring working practices that ensure safe and confidential environments.