MP backs charity's drive to help disabled into work
and Highbridge's MP James Heappey has this week given his backing
to a local disability charity's drive to encourage employers to
recruit more disabled people.
Cheshire Disability, which runs a care home in Axbridge, is working
to ensure people recognise the benefits disabled people bring to
the workplace through their Untapped Talent campaign.
representatives Philip Brownlie and Victoria Hemmingway met with
Mr Heappey this week to discuss how the campaign can be implemented
the Wells constituency, we are beyond full employment and some firms
still have many vacancies," Mr Heappey told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
is clear to me that businesses could be helped to be more confident
in employing disabled people and disabled people could be helped
to be more confident in seeking work."
would be able to unlock a pool of untapped talent that is essential
for helping our local economy grow so I am pleased to lend my support
to this excellent campaign."
Heslop, Chief Executive of Leonard Cheshire Disability, explained
that employers have a role to play in closing the disability employment
gap and said the charity will continue to work with employers to
help them create supportive workplaces.
of all sizes have a huge role to play in closing the disability
employment gap. Sadly, too many still seem to have the wrong idea
about taking on disabled people," Neil told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
people can face barrier after barrier in getting a job as a result
of attitudes that have no basis."
work with some of the biggest companies in the country. Given the
chance and the right support we know disabled people flourish, making
huge contributions to the success of companies and the UK economy
as a whole."
will continue to work with employers to help them create inclusive
and supportive workplaces that benefit everyone."