Peterborough employers show commitment to disabled workers
More than 60 employers in Peterborough have signed up to the Government’s Disability Confident scheme, showing their commitment to supporting disabled people in the workplace.
New figures published by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) reveal that 1,865 in the East of England have signed up to the scheme so far, including 63 based in Peterborough. The initiative champions inclusive employment and encourages businesses to recruit and retain disabled people.
The number of Disability Confident employers across Britain now exceeds 20,000.
Minister for disabled people Justin Tomlinson said: “I know the value of having a diverse and inclusive workforce so it is fantastic to see so many employers across the East of England become Disability Confident. I would encourage other organisations, big or small, to follow their example and help disabled people unlock their full potential.
“Disabled people will not be left behind as we build back fairer. We are committed to seeing one million more disabled people into work by 2027 and, as we recover from the pandemic, we are redoubling our efforts to boost the support for disabled jobseekers.”
The scheme is part of the UK Government’s Plan for Jobs which is available to those who work from home. It includes grants worth up to £62,900 and can cover the cost of the workplace adjustments that disabled people need to do their jobs, including sign language interpreters and services such as mental health support.
Peterborough companies signed up to Disability Confident scheme
888 Vapour Limited
Anglia Professional Training
Assistance Dog Council
Avon Cosmetics Ltd (Peterborough)
Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Hertfordshire Constabularies
Better Healthcare Services
Breast Cancer Care
Business Control Solutions
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Cancer Research (Peterborough)
City College Peterborough
Cross Keys Homes Limited
DNA Scaffolding Limited
Excel Auto Care Limited
Glenholme Health Group
Grove Social Care
Hemera Property Limited
IKEA Peterborough CDC
iRock Audio Ltd
J N Bentley Limited
Jumped Up Theatre
Lesko Modular Group Ltd.
MPJ Enterprises Ltd Ta McDonalds
Nene Park Trust
North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
Peterborough Asylum & Refugee Community Association
Peterborough City Council
Peterborough Council for Voluntary Service
Peterborough Environment City Trust
Peterborough Greyhound Stadium
Peterborough Liberal Democrats
Peterborough Regional College
Positive Steps Care Services Limited
Pro-Lifting UK Ltd
Rawdons & Co Limited
Road Haulage Association (RHA)
Sahara Community Care Services
Security CPD Global Limited
Spotless Clean Limited
The Cresset Limited
The Lettings Hub
UK Bright Group Limited
Westlake Support Services Ltd.