28 episodes

Real life, raw stories featuring people with a disability. The All 4 Inclusion Pod asks each guest how inclusion or the lack of inclusion impacts them.Every guest has a number of things in common which include, bravery, resilience in the face of adversity and determination to strive for increased inclusion.Disability hasn't held any of my guests back. Some have struggled due to business decisions to restrict or remove them, whilst others have set up their own business.

The All 4 Inclusion Pod Scott Whitney

    • Society & Culture

Real life, raw stories featuring people with a disability. The All 4 Inclusion Pod asks each guest how inclusion or the lack of inclusion impacts them.Every guest has a number of things in common which include, bravery, resilience in the face of adversity and determination to strive for increased inclusion.Disability hasn't held any of my guests back. Some have struggled due to business decisions to restrict or remove them, whilst others have set up their own business.

    #27 How to be an Ally

    #27 How to be an Ally

    An interview with Alex Winstanley from Happy Smiles Training CIC.

    Alex is CEO and Founder of Happy Smiles, an author of children's books, Shaw Trust Power 100 representative and close friend to Hayden.

    He is a great a11y for the disability community, he shares tips on how to be a great ally and who you want to align yourselves with.

    (1) Alex Winstanley | LinkedIn

    Inclusion and Diversity Training for Schools, Business & Community (happysmilestraining.co.uk)
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    • 33 min
    #26 1 in 0.0002% of the population, Dee Smith

    #26 1 in 0.0002% of the population, Dee Smith

    Dee Smith has Friedreichs Ataxia, one in 15,000 people worldwide.

    That means there is 0.0002% of the population have Friedreichs Ataxia. 

    Dee explains University life and her career as an actress and model. How she battles with those less accessible to her and gives advice to others on how to be more exclusive.

    She tells a story of when she was asked to be a bridesmaid - which led to her being forced to cut off her friend due to ableism

    It was great speaking to Dee and seeing her outlook on disabled life.
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    #25 ADHD and me - Finding myself after being late diagnosed

    #25 ADHD and me - Finding myself after being late diagnosed

    Kirsty Hayward has diagnosed late with ADHD. In this podcast she tells us how ADHD has impacted her life and what it would have meant to have been diagnosed sooner.

    Kirsty helps business create and accessible and inclusive workspace for their employees. There is a lot more to this than the physical environment you need to ensure you have inclusive policies and an inclusive culture too.

    I learnt a lot from talking to Kirsty and I hope you do too.

    Kirsty can be contacted using the links below. Some of the direct links to her blogs are on her Linktree

    (1) Kirsty Hayward ⭐️ | LinkedIn

    @KirstyHayward | Instagram | Linktree

    Workplace Wellbeing | Kirsty Hayward Workplace Wellbeing Consultancy
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    • 39 min
    #24 Finding dream career whilst disabled. The Ability Group in Sport

    #24 Finding dream career whilst disabled. The Ability Group in Sport

    Nate Williams, co founder of The Ability Group in Sport talks to us about finding his dream job and then setting up a platform to enable others to do this too.

    Whilst we talk about Nate's career, this is very transferable. Nate discussed a wider team learning from disabled colleagues - this could be done in a call centre, shop floor, education facilities etc.... Having and being proactive to an inclusion policy, allows businesses to grow faster.

    Nate has travelled the world, gaining access to different sporting venues, meeting lots of different people. This allows him to call upon his lived experience - he knows what inclusive looks like, he knows what accessible looks like from the perspective of a wheelchair user. He knows what it looks like for people who suffer from other disabilities too, because he is proactive in finding out what inclusion looks like for different people.

    Find TAGS on Linked in here  The Ability Group in Sport (TAGS): Overview | LinkedIn

    Nate Williams profile  Nate Williams | LinkedIn

    Home - All 4 Inclusion
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    • 43 min
    #23 Seeing clearly, whilst registered blind - Jamie Shields

    #23 Seeing clearly, whilst registered blind - Jamie Shields

    Joining me on this podcast is Jamie Shields, who is currently working on his new podcast Inclusivi-T

    Jamie is registered blind and has identified through his lived experience that society stops him from doing things more than his disability.

    Jamie talks about his education, mental health and work - not all have been inclusive and accessible. He also shares some great tips to make your social media posts more accessible - whether you are a business or using it as part of your social life.

    A positive advocate for anyone with any disability, Jamie is very open in speaking about his feelings during life. This is something that businesses managing disabled people can learn from.
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    #22 An insight to Spinal Muscular Atrophy

    #22 An insight to Spinal Muscular Atrophy

    Ross Hovey has Spinal Muscular Atrophy type 2 ( SMA ), although under today's criteria he may have been diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy type 3.

    August was Spinal Muscular Atrophy awareness month, but we believe education needs to last longer than a month.

    The NHS state on their website that intelligence is not impacted by having Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Listening to this podcast you will not see Ross in a wheelchair and will not see the lack of movement. Talking to Ross before the recording we spoke about our careers, he asked me a lot about my story and we talked about football. It won't take anyone a long time in Ross's company to understand that he is not only a intelligent man but also a very social one too.

    We discuss how Spinal Muscular Atrophy impacted on Ross's education, social life and his career. He tells us what he would of done differently had he had his time again and he shares three tips for others either with Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
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