Start with yourself!

On the 19th of May, the representatives of the Valakupiai Rehabilitation Center (VRC) Marija Markina, the coordinator of the LEAD project in Lithuania, and Dovile Kuzmiate, labour market expert, were invited to attend the “Safe Worker – Healthier Society” conference. Over 200 representatives of companies from all regions of the country participated in the event.

On this occasion, our colleagues from VRC talked to the participants about opportunities for corporate social responsibility and about the integration of people with disabilities into the open labour market. In this context, they presented the Supported Employment model, which they have been successfully implementing for over three years.

“Speaking not only about the employment of people with disabilities, but also about the well-being of all employees, it is important to seriously talk about a safe environment, sustainability and social responsibility”, highlighted Marija Markina.

The conference was initiated and organised by the director of DSP Plius, Irma Januševiciene – Spudiene. She is a good example to follow in the field of social responsibility, being involved in many social activities and in promoting the integration of people with disabilities into the labour market. The director of DSP Plius believes in change by the power of example, so she hired a young man with disabilities, with the support of VRC. He was employed two and a half years ago, and he is very well integrated. The young man still works with DSP Plius.


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