Disability Confident aims to give employers the techniques, skills and confidence they need to recruit, retain and develop disabled people and people with long-term health conditions. A 2018 Department of Work and Pensions report, Summary Findings from a survey of participating employers, found:
- The survey findings show that overall, employers were positive about employing people with disabilities. Three-quarters agreed that employing someone with a disability or long-term health condition would have a positive impact on staff morale (77%). Nine in ten disagreed staff with disabilities would make the organisation less productive (88%).
- Reflecting the positive views of the scheme, nine in ten employers said they would recommend joining the scheme to another employer (91%).
It takes less than 10 minutes to sign up for the scheme and you are Disability Confident, Level 1. There are 3 levels and you can progress as your confidence grows.
The Healthy Workplace service is here to help but don’t just take our word it, check out these short videos and follow this link to sign up – Disability Confident – Healthy Workplaces (healthyworkplacescp.co.uk)