The Disability Confident scheme supports employers like you to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to your workplace. The scheme aims to help you successfully recruit and retain disabled people and those with health conditions. Being Disability Confident is a unique opportunity to lead the way in your community. It was developed by employers’ and disabled people’s representatives to make it rigorous but easily accessible – particularly for smaller businesses. The scheme is voluntary and access to the guidance, self-assessments and resources is completely free. The 3 levels are designed to support you on your Disability Confident journey.
7.7 million people of working age (16-64) reported that they had a disability in April-June 2019, which is 19% of the working age population.
THE 3 LEVELS ARE:
- Disability Confident Committed employer (Level 1)
- Disability Confident Employer (Level 2)
- Disability Confident leader (Level 3)
Disability Confident can also help develop the skills and insight to better tap into the estimated £249 billion of spending power that disabled people and their families can wield. Being Disability Confident will produce benefit for your business or organisation, for its shareholders or the communities it serves, and for disabled people themselves