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Ms Roseanna Cunningham MSP has signed up as a Disability Confident Committed Employer under a scheme run by the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP).

Encouraging other local employers to get involved, Ms Cunningham said:

“The Disability Confident scheme is run by the DWP but it was developed by disabled people’s representatives alongside employers' groups to ensure that it was not only rigorous but also accessible enough to encourage employers, particularly small businesses, to be able to sign up.

“The scheme supports employers in making the most of the talents that disabled people can bring to the workplace and aims to help them successfully recruit and retain disabled people and those with health conditions.

“The scheme is voluntary and access to the guidance, self-assessments and resources is completely free and I would encourage all employers in my constituency to give serious consideration to joining up and becoming a Disability Confidence Committed Employer themselves.

“I wanted to take a lead by signing up myself and so I have happily committed to a range of actions such as ensuring that recruitment processes are inclusive and accessible, anticipating and providing reasonable adjustments as required by current, future and potential employees, as well as supporting any existing employee who acquires a disability or long- term health condition, enabling them to stay in work.

“I am sure that most employers would easily see the benefits of retaining valued staff and the potential in attracting applicants, whatever their disability.  The commitment made in signing up to this programme lets people know that the door is open to them and that efforts will be made to remove obstacles to employment that become apparent.”


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NOTE: Further information about the Disability Confident scheme and Guidance about signing up for it can be found online here.


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