Disability Confident Event – 24 February, Portland Training College

January 13, 2017 3:41 pm








You are warmly invited by MP Gloria De Piero’s office to this event.  Join local businesses to learn more about the financial, operational and social benefits of being a Disability Confident Employer.

Disability Confident – Find out about the benefits

Employers should be making the most of the talent that exists amongst disabled people in this country.  This event (supported by the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work Penny Mordaunt MP) is to encourage employers to understand the business benefits of employing disabled jobseekers.

The event will be held on 24th February 2017  at Portland College, Nottingham Road, Mansfield. NG18 4TJ

Disability Confident – Myth busting

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.  Not only that, it will also challenge negative attitudes to disability employment.

Disabled people make up almost 20% of the working age population, with many being highly qualified individuals. But employers can be reluctant to employ them, missing out on a valuable pool of potential and skills. Attend this Disability Confident event and you will see how much they have to offer your business.

Unfortunately 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 us to hear why these are wrong and also listen and talk to employers in the know.  Not only can they explain the support that is available, they can also outlined the steps they have taken to help disabled people enter and progress at work.  Above all they can evidence the benefits their businesses have gained as a result.

Disability Confident – Take action

In order to attend the Disability Confident Event, please email  no later than 17th February 2017.  Of course, if you have any special requirements for the day, please let us know. Furthermore if you have any queries about any aspect of the day at all, please contact Suzanne Hart or Andrea Hayes on 01623 583546/66.

Details on this and other forthcoming events can be found on our events calendar.

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