Myths and facts

July 2017

Are you thinking about hiring a person with an intellectual disability but you believe you could not afford? Think it again!

ValueAble, the network of the hospitality employers who promote job inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities, presented in New York on march, 21st.

February 2018

21 March 2018 marks the 13th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD). The general topic of this year is: #WhatIBringToMyCommunity - how people with Down syndrome can and do make meaningful contributions throughout their lives, whether in schools, workplaces, living in the community, public and political life, culture, media, recreation, leisure and sport. That day, at United Nations Headquarters, New York, a conference titled “What I bring to the workplace” will draw together people w...

First "Valueable" Internship. Destination: Portugal, Axis Porto Hotel

January 2018

Internship abroad. The time has come. Valerio and Lorenzo, both Italians, are the first trainees (out of 12, from different countries) involved in this working experience, which will last 21 days. They are starting on the 5th of February 2018. They have been preparing for it, together with their tutor Valentina, in order to be ready and motivated to get the most out from this "journey". In the next months other people with intellectual disabilities, coming from Spain, Portugal, Germany, Hu...

Ready to start!

February 2018

There is a time when ideas and projects turn into reality. Valerio and Lorenzo are on the way to Portugal. Axis Hoteis e Golfe is waiting for them. Tomorrow will be "working day n° 1" for the first two #valueable trainees. Stay tuned!

When the going gets tough, the tough get going

February 2018

The first week of internship abroad for Lorenzo and Valerio at Axis Hoteis e Golfe in Porto is now running out. Thanks to their colleague, they learned the main tasks to be carried out as part of the housekeeping staff. Grat job, #valueable guys!


February 2018

The weekend is coming! Two days off are what you need to start working next week with determination and renewed energy. Let's stroll through the streets of Porto city centre, go shopping, have fun!

First weekend in Porto for the first two Valueable trainees.

February 2018

After the first week of internship at Axis Hotel in Porto, Lorenzo, Valerio and their tutor Valentina can finally have a rest and enjoy the city, during a well deserved valueable weekend!

Learning tasks, in different roles: from housekeepers to waiters.

February 2018

Second internship week and new job position for Lorenzo and Valerio. Previous week: housekeepers. Current (2°) week: waiters. The restaurant of Axis Hoteis e Golfe in Porto has two more waiters, who are learning new tasks thanks to the great colleague who taught them the tricks of the trade!

Valentine's Day 2018

February 2018

Love. "All love is sweet, given or returned. Common as light is love, and its familiar voice wearies not ever. Like the wide heaven, the all-sustaining air, It makes the reptile equal to the God; they who inspire it most are fortunate, as I am now; but those who feel it most are happier still." (Percy Bysshe Shelley) During this special day, our workers are glad to work and make the atmosphere of the restaurant special for the incoming clients. Happy #Valueable Valentine's day!!!

Play the game: "Find the differences"!

February 2018

Important studies on perception show that the first image you see says a lot about your personality. What do you see first? Find the differences between the proposed images, trying to be as quick as possible, and write it down in the comments! #Valueable workers at work!

Informal Conversation between "valueable" people and different stakeholders.

February 2018

On Saturday, the 17 February 2018, at 10.00 am, at Centro de Congresos Axis Hoteis e Golfe in Porto, a chance for an informal conversation with our ValueAble managers, partners, tutors and trainees has been offered to anyone interested in getting more information about Valueable Network. Thanks to Axis Hoteis for hosting and organising this event, disseminating the experience and contributing to raising awareness.

Free Time in Porto.

February 2018

After two working weeks, the tiredness is on the shoulders. But the time cannot be wasted. The experience must be lived fully! Going around and having fun in Porto is the best thing to recharge the batteries and getting ready to start a new week! What are the challenges that will be faced during the last working week?

The aim: total JOB INCLUSION for people with intellectual disabilities. How?

February 2018

1° step: widening the NETWORK! Get on board! Putting together businesses, training agencies, associations and people with intellectual disabilities to create a "Valueable Network" and promote job inclusion in the hospitality sector. Get more information about our members and partners: