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Disability Confident Scheme

Disability Confident Scheme

Disability Confident is a scheme that is designed to help you recruit and retain disabled people and people with health conditions for their skills and talent.
Being Disability Confident could help you discover someone your business just can’t do without.

Why you should be Disability Confident

Being Disability Confident could help you discover someone your business just can’t do without.
Whether an employee has become disabled during their working life, or you’re looking for new recruits, being Disability Confident can help your people fulfil their potential and contribute fully to your team’s success.
By being Disability Confident, you’ll also be seen as leading the way in your business sector and beyond, helping to positively change attitudes, behaviours and cultures.

What is the Disability Confident Scheme ?

The UK Government's Disability Confident scheme is an initiative which shows employers how to commit to recruiting, retaining and developing disabled people. Through Disability Confident, the Government aims to work with employers in the UK to:

  • challenge attitudes towards disability;
  • increase understanding of disability;
  • remove barriers to disabled people and those with long term health conditions in employment; and
  • ensure that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

The Disability Confident employer scheme has three levels. Organisations must complete each level before moving onto the next. Mode details are available on the links opposite

Where can I get help and advice?

The Poppy Factory provide specialist help with employing ex-Service personal with a disbility. Please visit their website for more information.
Also, the Gov.UK website provides information and case studies as well as details about the application process.

Your local Jobcentre Plus can help with:

  • making sure your application process is accessible
  • advising you about recruitment practices that open up jobs to disabled people
  • information about making reasonable adjustments that can help someone start or keep their job

Contact Jobcentre Plus to find out more.
Jobcentre Plus
Telephone: 0800 169 0190 
Textphone: 0800 169 0314 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9am to 5pm 
Wednesday, 10am to 5pm 

 

 

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