Becoming a Disability Confident Employer

Becoming a Disability Confident Employer

As part of the Confident Futures Skills Show, we are hosting a session designed to help businesses like yours create a more inclusive workplace.

People with disabilities, special educational needs or those facing barriers to entering the workforce, represent a significant portion of the population. Creating an environment that is accommodating to their needs is not only the right thing to do, but it can also have many benefits for your business. Studies have shown that companies that are more inclusive and diverse tend to be more innovative and profitable.

What will be covered?

During the workshop, you will learn about the steps you can take to become a disability confident employer. This will include topics such as:

  • Understanding disability and the barriers that people with disabilities face
  • How to create an inclusive workplace culture
  • Identifying and removing physical and attitudinal barriers
  • Recruiting and retaining employees with disabilities
  • Reasonable adjustments and accommodations

The workshop will include plenty of opportunities for discussion and questions.

To book your place

Scroll down to the 'Book now' area below to reserve your place. 

This event is supported by Skill Up Bucks, a programme designed to help SME businesses in Buckinghamshire identify and nurture future talent by creating opportunities for people aged 17+ to meet and interact with employers. The programme is funded by the European Social Fund and the Department for Work and Pensions.


Details

Date:
13 June, 2023 - 13 June, 2023
Time:
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Price:
Free
Location:
Bowls Centre, Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 9PP
Please note:

Parking: There is plenty of free parking available at the venue. Here is a precise what3words address to take you to the carpark outside the venue: https://w3w.co/prefer.shot.ends

Photography / Video: We plan to take photographs and video at this event for future promotional activity including social media. If you do not wish to appear in the photographs or the video – please let us know either when making your booking, via email to events@bbf.uk.com  or by advising a member of the BBF team when you arrive at the event. 

Skill Up Bucks: This event is supported by Skill Up Bucks, a programme designed to help SME businesses in Buckinghamshire identify and nurture future talent by creating opportunities for people aged 17+ to meet and interact with employers. The programme is funded by the European Social Fund and the Department for Work and Pensions.

Contact:
If you do not wish to register an account but would like to book an exhibitor space please email:
events@bbf.uk.com
Attachments:

Speakers

Ben Stykuc
  • Ben Stykuc

Lead Disability Employment Advisor at DWP


John Wallbank
  • John Wallbank

Head of People at Fairhive


Marie Djela
  • Marie Djela

Director at NDSA


Philippa Batting
  • Philippa Batting

Managing Director at Buckinghamshire Business First