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Saturday, 14 December

HSE Becomes Disability Confident

Disability Confident is a government led scheme to help employers make the most of the opportunities provided by employing disabled people.

It aims to remove barriers, increase understanding and ensure that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

The Health & Safety Executive has signed up to become a Disability Confident employer and is supporting its own network for employees call 'Equal'.

Chair of Equal, Paul Willgoss says: “As Chair of Equal, I welcome HSE’s commitment. Due to the nature of HSE’s work and the environment we undertake it in, HSE will face unique challenges on this journey but I am certain that with the senior commitment from the Chief Executive and the Management Board in the coming months and years, our disability confidence as an organisation will continue to develop and grow”

Minister for disabled people, health and work, Penny Mordaunt MP said: “We must reduce the disability employment gap in the UK by ensuring that recruitment opportunities for disabled people are improved. The Disability Confident scheme is about helping employers make the most of the opportunities provided by employing disabled people. It’s great that HSE is signing up to the scheme.

Picture: Employers are being encouraged to be Disability Confident

 

Article written by Cathryn Ellis

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