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.

Sunday, 11th April 2021, 6:30 pm

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.

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City College Peterborough is one of the employers in Peterborough to have signed up to the Government’s Disability Confident scheme

“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

AHF Limited

Argo Lounge

Assistance Dog Council

Avon Cosmetics Ltd (Peterborough)

Baxterstorey

Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Hertfordshire Constabularies

Better Healthcare Services

Breast Cancer Care

Business Control Solutions

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Cambridgeshire Homecare

Cancer Research (Peterborough)

Careerjuice

CITB

City College Peterborough

Coloplast Limited

Cross Keys Homes Limited

Crowdsafe UK

Deafblind UK

DNA Scaffolding Limited

Excel Auto Care Limited

Glenholme Health Group

Grove Social Care

Hemera Property Limited

Hereward Radio

ICWCI

IKEA Peterborough CDC

iRock Audio Ltd

J N Bentley Limited

JNCC

Jumped Up Theatre

Lesko Modular Group Ltd.

Little Miracles

MPJ Enterprises Ltd Ta McDonalds

Nene Park Trust

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

Opportunity Peterborough

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

Shine (Peterborough)

SMB Kitchens

Sphere RHSM

Spotless Clean Limited

The Cresset Limited

The Lettings Hub

UK Bright Group Limited

Vivacity

Vogal Group

Westlake Support Services Ltd.