Support on hand to employ people with disabilities

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Thu 25th January 2024

Support is on offer in Derbyshire to help businesses employ people with disabilities.
The support is being offered by Derbyshire County Council which is hosting an ‘Employable Event’ at the Post Mill Centre in South Normanton on Wednesday, February 28.
A spokesman for the council said: “If you run a business or organisation in Derbyshire, you may be interested in what the Disability Employer Engagement Derbyshire (DEED) team can offer.
“The team provides support to businesses and organisations across the county, helping them to employ people with disabilities or long-term health conditions.
“Whether it’s learning more about employment law, making adjustments to help staff or offering training sessions on disability inclusion for leaders and employees, the DEED team are here to help.”
The spokesman continued: “The team are holding a free Employable Event at the Post Mill, South Normanton on Wednesday, February 28, from 9am to midday.
“At our employable event you can find out about: supported employment (SE) and supported internships (SI); access to work funding; free (fully funded) numeracy training for your employees from multiply; the disability confident employer scheme – show you mean it; what is the purple pound and how it can benefit your business?; what are health passports – a great document you can use to support employees; hidden disabilities – the ones you can’t see; embracing neurodiversity – like autism; and upcoming changes in laws for carers.”

To find out more about this event and to book your free place go to here

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