Disability Confident Employer

24 Apr, 2018

As one of the largest organisations supporting adults with Learning Disabilities and people who experience autism, Disability Confident Employer are committed to ensuring that disabled people have the opportunity to gain employment and receive appropriate support when necessary once they join Dimensions.

Did you know that there are approximately 11.9 million people who have a disability in the UK? And only 46% of those who are able to work are in employment, compared to 84% of the rest of the population. Disabled people are untapped demographic, and light of Brexit, a pool of talent who we would all benefit from recruiting.

Dimensions are a Disability Confident Employer and as such, this enables them to take positive action to give disabled people a fair opportunity to apply and be successful with the recruitment process. This also means they are committed to ensuring that reasonable adjustments are considered and people are treated fairly and equitably with regards to training and promotion opportunities.

They are proud to have a diverse workforce that reflects the communities they work within and that really enriches their knowledge and skill set.

They are writing to all their suppliers/providers to invite them if not already to become Disability Confident Employers. It’s a simple process which can make a huge difference. Click on the link below to find out more.

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/disability-confident-campaign

If you would like to discuss this further, please feel free to contact Dimensions Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager Lisa Govier, who will be happy to share their experiences of how they have supported people into employment and achieve the Disability Confident standard. Lisa's email address is lisa.govier@dimensions-uk.org

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