Disability Confident

NWLDC in partnership with JCP and Stephenson College would like to invite you to an event on Friday October 27th on raising the profile of the Disability Confident Employers Initiative which encourages companies to employ people with disabilities or health conditions. It will be a breakfast event and it is part of the Leicester Business Festival.

Obviously with such low levels of unemployment many companies are struggling to recruit staff, and by seeing the advantages of becoming a Disability Confident Employer, hopefully many more opportunities could be accessed by this group of the workforce.

Speakers include:

Bev Smith (Chief Executive of NWLDC); Anne Danvers (DWP); Nigel Leigh (Principal of Stephenson College) will give a short welcome to the companies – followed by people with disabilities speaking about the difference getting a job means and  companies who have benefitted from employing people with disabilities and health conditions. Speakers will include Theresa Malcher of Marks & Spencer Distribution with the closing speech by Andrew Bridgen MP.

Companies will find out how through Access To Work they can get funding to help with adaptions et al.

Bookings can be made through the Leicester business Festival website - https://lbf.ticketleap.com/open-your-eyes-to-a-pool-of-hidden-talent/ - it is a free event but spaces are limited so sign up now.

The event will be held at Stephenson College, Coalville starting at 8.15am with refreshments, with speakers from 8.30am until 10.15am.

If you have any queries please contact Emma Kendrick or Lynn Coyles at EMMA.KENDRICK@DWP.GSI.GOV.UK orLYNN.COYLES@DWP.GSI.GOV.UK  01530 503884

11 Sep 2017

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