Jul 22, 2021 • 48M

Raising the bar of workplace equality

This South London tap room exclusively employs people with learning disabilities

Rachel Donald
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On this week’s show is Will Evans, co-creator of Ignition Brewery, the UK’s first brewery and taproom bar staffed exclusively by people with learning disabilities. Will explains that his colleagues were typically offered jobs that kept them hidden in back rooms or storage centres—but Ignition Brewery has successfully shown that his colleagues exceed in everything, from public facing roles, to managing the bar and making the beer.

This is a wonderful story of community, be sure to check it out. You can also listen on Apple or Spotify.

Visit Ignition Brewery in Lewisham or online.

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