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Disability Confident Event
October 20 @ 7:45 am - 10:30 am
You are invited to this event to learn more about the financial, operational and social benefits of being a Disability Confident Employer.
Employers should be making the most of the talent that exists amongst disabled people in this country and this event, supported by the Minister for Disabled People, Penny Mordant MP, is to encourage employers to understand the business benefits of employing disabled jobseekers.
By working with local employers, role models and employees this event showcases how people with a disability can make a major contribution to local business success and challenge negative attitudes to disability employment.
Disabled people make up almost 20% of the working age population, many being highly qualified individuals. But employers can be reluctant to employ them, missing out on a valuable pool of potential and skills.This Disability Confident event aims to show you how much they have to offer your business. There are many myths about disabled people taking more days off sick, costing money to have workplace adjustments and creating a fear of discrimination claims. All of these assumptions are incorrect. Join them to hear why they are wrong and listen and talk to employers who can explain the support that is available, the steps they have taken to help disabled people enter and progress at work and the benefits their businesses have gained as a result.
If you have any special requirements for the day, please let them know. If you have any queries about any aspect of the day, please contact Anne Brewster on 01724 274484 or Laura Rowbotham on 01724 297302.