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Perth Disability Access Forum mediumNovember 2019 marks the third anniversary of the Disability Confident employer scheme. Ms Roseanna Cunningham MSP, herself an accredited Disability Confident Committed employer, is taking the opportunity of marking that anniversary to encourage other 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 employer 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.

“I received my Disability Confident committed employer accreditation in March of this year and as part of my commitment to ensuring that my office was a suitable workplace for disabled employees – as well as constituents and other visitors! – I invited the local access forum to visit the office and offer advice.

“Since that visit we have purchased a portable ramp for wheelchair access and installed a doorbell at wheelchair accessible height near the front door. We have also put up a notice near the doorbell to advise people that the ramp is available and to ring for assistance.

“The anniversary of Disability Confident affords a great opportunity to give it some wider publicity and to show to other employers that, in signing up for the scheme, they will be supported in making the most of the talents that disabled people can bring to the workplace.  It will also help them to succcessfully 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.  I would certainly encourage all employers in my constituency to give serious consideration to joining up and becoming a Disability Confident Committed Employer themselves.” 


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NOTE: Above is a picture showing Roseanna with members of the Perth & Kinross Disability Access Forum outside her office.

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