Cornerstone House Centre is delighted to announce it has signed up as a Disability Confident Committed employer with a view to making the most of the talents that those with disabilities can bring to the organisation.
Disability Confident is a UK Government scheme designed to help employers recruit and retain disabled people and people with health conditions. Organisations that are Disability Confident registered play a leading role in changing attitudes about disabled people in employment for the better. Mary McNeil, Development Manager at Cornerstone House Centre, said:
“Disability Confident is about creating a movement for change, encouraging employers to think differently about disability and to take action to improve how they attract, recruit and retain disabled workers.
“Cornerstone House Centre is proud to be formally recognised as a Disability Confident Committed employer. We already have a diverse and talented team of staff and volunteers, and becoming Disability Confident Committed further reaffirms the organisation’s long-standing commitment to being fully inclusive and reducing inequalities.
“As part of our commitment, we aim to provide work trial, student placement, job shadowing and paid employment opportunities to local people with physical disabilities, long term conditions and mental health challenges.”
As a Disability Confident Committed employer, Cornerstone House Centre has signed up to the following five commitments:
Ensuring that its recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
Communicating and promoting vacancies via a range of channels
Offering an interview to a disabled person if they meet the minimum criteria
Anticipating and providing reasonable adjustments as required
Supporting any existing employees who acquire a disability or long-term health condition, enabling them to stay at work.
For further information about Cornerstone House Centre’s status as a Disability Confident Committed employer, please contact 01236 739220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.