As a Disability Confident Committed employer, Acklams Coaches joins a growing list of organisations in the East Riding.
To provide businesses with advice on the benefits of being a disability-confident employer and how to achieve the scheme award, East Riding of Yorkshire Council has held a series of events in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions and Humber Learning Consortium over the summer.
In order to make employment and career opportunities available to disabled people, the scheme aims to remove barriers. The scheme strives to create a more inclusive approach to employment and career progression by changing attitudes, behaviours and cultures to create an inclusive approach to physical and sensory impairments, mental health disorders, long-term symptoms of illness, and neurodiversity.
Acklams Coaches has signed up to become a Disability Confident Committed employer. Darren Kendrew, Acklams Training Manager, said:
“We chose to progress with the scheme as we do have some staff with disabilities, and this has not limited their progress within our sector and the work environment. This has assisted us with our opportunities to engage with a broader talent pool, enabling members to join the team and reach their potential, in a busy and growing business.”
With the help of partners from across the area, the Hull and East Riding SEND Employment Forum aims to improve employment outcomes for people with special educational needs and disabilities.
Gill Jagger, Chair of the forum welcomed the news:
“It’s great to hear that another local business, Acklams Coaches, has signed up to be a Disability Confident Committed employer. It shows they are a forward-thinking employer, who is willing to make changes to benefit their employees, customers and business.”
Organisations can find out more about becoming a Disability Confident Committed employer at: www.gov.uk/disability-confident or email East Riding of Yorkshire Council: email@example.com
Find out more about the SEND Employment Forum on the Local Offer website: eryc.link/SEND/employmentforum