SPARC has been created by a group of employees in ScottishPower to provide a platform for all staff who identify as disabled, neurodivergent or having a long-term health condition, visible or invisible.
With 20% of the working-age population classed as disabled, recognising capability is critical to building an inclusive environment that empowers everyone. Drawing on its members lived experience, the network contributes to policy changes and raises the profile of disability across the organisation, ensuring everyone can realise their full potential as part of ScottishPower’s workforce.
Meet SPARC Member, Kevin
“As someone living with MS since 2016, I have had to make a lot of adjustments to both my private and work life which would be impossible without the help from ScottishPower. SPARC (ScottishPower Are Recognising Capabilities) has given me a platform to help build on ScottishPower's Inclusive environment by making sure it's somewhere that individuals with any kind of disability are not disadvantaged and have the same rights and opportunities to be recognised for their strengths and accomplishments.
SPARC allows me to use my insight and knowledge from lived experiences, along with the others in the network, to raise awareness and reduce the stigma connected with being a person who self-identifies as disabled, neurodivergent or having a long-term health condition.”
Kevin - Learning Solutions Developer, 18 years with ScottishPower