Unite People are happy to announce that we are Disability Confident Committed.

The accreditation is an external validation of Unite People’s commitment to promoting the recruitment, engagement and development of people with disabilities. The Disability Confident scheme supports employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to a workplace. A key element of the accreditation is to show leadership, to challenge and share best practices. Disability inclusion is one of the five dimensions of Unite People’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) strategy and it has made a commitment to ensuring all of its workforces have training on EDI.

Tom Perkin, Co-Founder, Unite People, said: “Inclusivity is key to our values and we are very proud to be formally recognised for the stance that we take in allowing everyone we employ to utilise their talents to the fullest. We aim to make sure all employees with a disability, can thrive and are putting in various programmes in place to ensure this. We also work hard to remove any barriers to those who may wish to apply to work at Unite People or our Partners. There will always be more to do, but we are pleased that the government is validating the work we are doing and the progress we have made - our next goal is to achieve Level 2 recognition, so watch this space.”

Unite People have signed up to the Government’s Disability Confident Scheme for employers. Currently, over 50% of UK employers have no disabled staff. The scheme helps employers to make the most of the disabled talent that they already have, as well as giving them the skills and confidence needed to employ more disabled people. This benefits disabled people and the companies that they work for.

To find out more about the scheme, please visit: https://disabilityconfident.ca...

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