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Be Disability Confident

1 March 2016

Changing attitudes towards disabilities

There are nearly 7 million working age disabled people in the UK… but less than 50% of them
are currently in work. That’s a lot of talent and potential going to waste.

Disability Confident is a government campaign that aims to change this. Our partnership of
employment specialists and advisors want to help employers realise that hiring disabled people
is not only the right thing to do, it makes business sense.
 

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So how can we help?

We’re hitting the road. We want to help employers, like you, to be Disability Confident. So we’re taking our services to a location near you. We’ll be engaging directly with businesses across Essex to find employers who want to offer work placements or employment to job-ready people with disabilities.
 
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Find us at these industrial estates over the coming months
 

March

  • Southfields
  • Yardley
  • Pipps Hill
 

April

  • Burnt Mills
  • Charfleets
  • Manor Trading
  • Rayleigh Weir

 

May

  • Aviation Way
  • Purdeys
  • Wickford
  • West Horndon
 
 

Who are we working with?

Our partnership of employment specialists and advisors aim to help disabled people find and retain employment.
 
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NEP, in partnership with Employ-Ability, have been successfully supporting service users into employment for a number of years. They are now providing support with ‘Job Search’ and ‘Job Retention’ across all of Essex.
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Realise Futures believe that everyone who wants to work can work. Their employment service helps people with disabilities to learn new skills and get a job. This service is provided across Essex.
Ixion Holdings logo Ixion Holdings help individuals transform their lives through skills, employment, enterprise and innovation. Ixion is a not-for-profit group of companies that is a subsidiary of Anglia Ruskin University.

 

Register for information

Working with the DWP and central government we can now offer you practical tools to recruit and retain disabled people. For expert guidance, please do register for information on their new Disability Confident GOV.UK page.
 
Along with an information pack, you will also get a new monthly e-newsletter with tips and stories.