Doncaster leads the way in helping disabled people into work

As part of the Government’s Disability Confident campaign, Doncaster employers are grouping together to support more disabled people into work.

As part of ongoing efforts to reduce disability employment rates and to encourage local firms to open up their recruitment opportunities to disabled people, Opportunities Doncaster is co-hosting Doncaster’s second Disability Confident event.

Held in partnership between DWP, Reed, Working Win and Opportunities Doncaster, the event showcases how people with a disability can make a major contribution to local business success and challenge negative attitudes to disability employment. The aim is to educate employers about the financial, operational and social benefits of being a Disability Confident employer.

Minister for Disabled People Justin Tomlinson said:

“I want to congratulate Doncaster for taking steps to create more job opportunities for local disabled people. There are almost 950,000 more disabled people in work compared to five years ago, but there is still more to do. By bringing together local businesses and disabled jobseekers, Doncaster employers can ensure they don’t miss out on some of the best talent in their community."

Over 12,000 employers across the country have already signed up to the Disability Confident scheme. The scheme addresses misconceptions about disabled people in the workplace and provides employers with the tools to be more inclusive and support their disabled staff, which can benefit both their workforce and their business.

About the event

Date: Friday, 27 September, 10am–12pm
Location: Doncaster College, DN1 2RF
RSVP: Please email Rachael McEwan, SEND Lead, on rmcewan@doncaster-chamber.co.uk

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Posted: 04 Sep, 2019

Doncaster leads the way in helping disabled people into work