Jim Fitzpatrick MP leads charge to increase employment opportunities for disabled people through 30-day challenge to local business
MP for Poplar and Limehouse has undertaken a challenge to make the employers in the constituency more inclusive, encouraging them to sign up to the Disability Confident scheme which helps employers open up their workforce to disabled people.
The challenge, to sign up 30 businesses in April, is part of a national campaign run by the Disability Confident scheme, which supports employers to increase the diversity of their workforce and offer opportunities to disabled jobseekers, including work experience, apprenticeships, work trials and employment.
“Disabled people make up a fifth of the working age population and our local employers could be missing out on a large proportion of the talent in our community and a chance to become more diverse.
“I hope this scheme will lead to a lot more employers becoming Disability Confident and improved opportunities for local disabled people to realise their potential in the workplace.”
To find out more information and how you can sign up, please click here.