Council backs Disability Confident scheme

A campaign to encourage businesses to sign up to a national scheme that works to remove barriers to employment for disabled people, and promotes greater understanding of the challenges they face, is being backed by Eastleigh Borough Council.

Under the Disability Confident scheme the Council is backing the government’s 100 Day Community Challenge, to see how many local businesses can sign up to become accredited as Disability Confident organisations.

The government is working with almost 7,000 employers to remove barriers, increase understanding and ensure that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations. Over 600,000 disabled people have entered the workforce over the last four years and the scheme aims to support a target which would see a further one million disabled people enter the workforce within the next ten years.

All the main government departments have signed up as Disability Confident Leaders and Eastleigh has joined of three-quarters of all UK local authorities who have embraced the scheme.

More information on the Disability Confident employer scheme. 

To find out how your business can become involved, please contact:  economicdevelopment@eastleigh.gov.uk