Andrew Stunell MP & Lisa Smart, Prospective MP for Hazel Grove, hosted a ‘Disability Confident’ event in Bredbury, Stockport this week to help disabled jobseekers into work.
Over 50 employers from across Greater Manchester came to learn from the experts about the value to their business of taking on registered disabled people. The morning’s event included a Q&A session with an expert on access to work issues from the Department for Work & Pensions, networking time for employers and disabled jobseekers, and presentations from successful disabled staff.
Lisa Smart, Prospective MP for Hazel Grove, said –
“There were some delightful stories of people who had been given the chance of employment and overcome their disabilities brilliantly. I was delighted to host the event and the feedback shows it really helped to break down the barriers to employment for disabled people in Stockport.”
“We must make every effort to make sure that everyone who wants a job, gets a job – it’s as simple as that. We’ve already made fantastic progress in Stockport with a record number of people in jobs, and youth unemployment cut in half since the Liberal Democrats came into power in 2010, but we can do better than that. Helping our disabled people into work is another step on the journey towards this.”
Commenting, Sir Andrew Stunell MP said –
The Disability Confident campaign was launched by the Government in July 2013 to help disabled people find and stay in work by breaking down the barriers to employment for people with disabilities and providing employers with the confidence to employ disabled people.“Companies that want to be successful know that they need the skills and outlook of every part of the community on their work force. Diversity equals success. The life stories we heard, and the excellent support now available from the Government, means it is easier than ever for a firm to take the plunge and help themselves by helping a disabled person get a job.”
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