The MP for Hastings and Rye is inviting local businesses to a Disability Confident event in July so they can learn about the benefits of employing disabled people.
Amber Rudd will be hosting a breakfast meeting in July along with the local Department for Work and Pensions office to promote the Disability Confident scheme, and to encourage local businesses to sign-up to stage one of the journey.
Disability Confident is a nationwide government scheme where employers sign up for free and are provided with resources and guidance on employing people who have a disability and the benefits that someone with a disability can bring to their business.
The Hastings and Rye MP signed up her Parliamentary Office last month, and is now a Disability Confident Committed employer. This is the first stage in the scheme’s journey, with two more levels employers can sign up to if they fulfil the requirements.
“Disabled people across the country, and here in Hastings and Rye, provide an invaluable contribution to the workforce and it must be a priority to close the disability employment gap.
“In July, I am holding a Disability Confident breakfast meeting to bring local employers together to hear first-hand from businesses already signed up to the scheme about the benefits that it can bring, and to understand from the DWP how easy it is to get involved. I am looking for local businesses who would like to find out more information about this scheme to contact my office.”
If you are a local employer, and you are interested in coming along to find out more information, then email: email@example.com.
You can find out more information about Amber’s commitment to the Disability Confident scheme here: https://www.amberrudd.co.uk/campaigns/disability-confident
Picture: Amber is pictured in front of the Disability Confident logo.