I was delighted to be a stallholder at the Disability Confident at West Cheshire College yesterday. This was held in conjunction with the Dept of Work and Pensions and Cheshire Centre for Independent Living.
It was great to network with local companies and discuss the advantages of employing people who may have a disability / long term medical condition.
The important thing to remember is that the skills and attributes that people with disabilities bring to your organisation make a positive impact on your business. See the potential, don't miss out!
I hope to be involved with disability awareness training with many of the attendees to ensure that businesses and organisations are inclusive and fair to all. It's all about breaking down barriers and making adjustments to accommodate a diverse workforce.
If you are reading this as an employer, and feel that your organisation could benefit from disability awareness training, please get in touch. I would be pleased to work with you.
Networking and training and making life better for everyone.
Andrea Duckworth is a motivational speaker & coach with 20 years experience in the field of disability. Andrea is living with the progressive disease Pompe (Acid Maltase Deficiency) more