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Supporting health and social care providers in Devon


Are you Disability Confident?

Disability Confident is an accreditation, that tells everyone you are serious about equal opportunities.
The disability confident scheme supports employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to the workplace. The scheme helps businesses think differently about disability and improve how they attract, recruit and retain disabled workers.
Thinking differently will enable you to secure high quality staff who are skilled, loyal and hard-working. It will enable to you to draw from the widest pool of talent. It will also improve employee morale and your business reputation by demonstrating your commitment to equality in the workplace.
Ready When You Are
In September 2018, Devon County Council, in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions, is launching a campaign, aimed at employers, encouraging them to employ people with mental health conditions, learning disabilities and or autism; This campaign is called Ready When You Are. This multimedia and film campaign will focus on employers, encouraging them to recruit people with mental health conditions, learning disabilities and or autism. It will also promote the disability confident accreditation which shows people you take equal opportunities seriously.

This campaign will be featured across the whole of geographical Devon, highlighting the skills, abilities and aspirations of real people who are currently seeking employment in Devon.

A bespoke campaign website will direct you to advice and support from Local Employer Advisors at Job Centre Plus who can tailor their service to meet your business needs. This is a no cost service and can support you to think differently about recruitment.

Ready When You AreSign up to Disability Confident
For more information please contact Sophie Holmessophie.holmes@devon.gov.uk

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