Disabled People in the Workplace

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Community House in Selby held an event on the 12th June to highlight the 'Disability Confident campaign'. This is promoted all over the UK by Justin Tomlinson, who is the UK's Minister for Disabled People. Disabled people make a huge contribution to our national economy both as customers and as employees. Our newly elected MP for this area, Nigel Adams and his team has organised this event to help businesses and recruitment managers find out how disabled people can make a greater contribution. All local business leaders and management teams are welcome to attend the free event. The UK's 12 million disabled people have a combined household spend of £212 billion every year. They also have major skills, valuable education and knowledge which is sometimes overlooked when looking through piles of CV's. Help is available nation wide to adapt buildings and equipment to accommodate a disabled workforce. Looking at the bigger picture, disabled people are a significant proportion of the available employees in the UK. The event runs for 2 hours and includes networking amongst those in attendance and refreshments. Various presentations and one to one fact finding discussions can take place. For more information and further details please call the Tadcaster office on 01937 838088.

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