Acklams Coaches becomes a Disability Confident Committed employerMon 30th October 2023
Acklams Coaches joins a growing number of organisations in the East Riding in becoming a Disability Confident Committed employer.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council, in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions and Humber Learning Consortium, held a series of events over the summer to provide advice to businesses about the benefits of being a disability confident employer and how to achieve the scheme award.
The scheme aims to remove barriers for disabled people seeking employment and career opportunities. A disability can be a physical or sensory impairment, mental health condition, long-term symptoms of ill-health or neurodiversity and the scheme aims to positively change attitudes, behaviours and cultures to create an inclusive approach to employment and career progression.
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."
The Hull and East Riding SEND Employment Forum, made up of partners from across the area, 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:
Find out more about the SEND Employment Forum on the Local Offer website: eryc.link/SEND/employmentforum