Definition of Disability
Someone is disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if they “have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities.” – Gov.uk
About the Disability Confident Scheme
As of May 2020 there are currently 8.1million people of working age in the UK who have a disability.
Over 17,000 organisations in the UK who are now Disability Confident Committed Certified and committed to overall equality in the workplace.
Disability Employment Facts
Did you Know?
(The below facts have been taken from the Disability Confident employer pack)
- There’s currently a 34.8% employment gap between disabled and non-disabled people
- The UK government has committed to halving the disability employment gap
- 83% of disabled people under state pension age acquired their disability or health condition between the ages of 16 and 64
- ¼ of adults will experience mental health problems this year
- 73% of employers who made work-related adjustments for employees said it was “very” or “quite easy” to do so.
Leading the Way in Our Community
Being a certified Disability confident Committed company aids us as at Suits Me® to successfully employ and retain disabled people and those with health conditions.
As a company, we signed up to the Disability Confident scheme to do our part in helping to play a leading role in changing overall attitudes of disability for the better.
Support for our Employees
We fully support all our existing employees who currently has or acquires a disability or long-term health condition, enabling them to stay in work.
As a Disability Confident Committed Employer, we have committed to:
- Ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
- Communicating and promoting vacancies
- Offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job
- Anticipating and providing reasonable adjustments as required
- Supporting any existing employee who acquires a disability or long-term health condition, enabling them to stay in work
- At least one activity that will make a difference for disabled people.