Dragons Rugby has joined the Disability Confident Scheme, a programme that encourages employers to think differently about disability and take action to recruit, retain and develop disabled people.
The Disability Confident campaign – run by the UK Government - works with employers to remove barriers, increase understanding, and ensure that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential.
The scheme supports employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to the workplace.
The scheme helps employers recruit and retain great people, and:
- Tap into the huge pool of talent amongst disabled people, and recruit, retain and develop people with the skills needed.
- Increase understanding of disability and how to make the most of the opportunities provided by employing disabled people.
- Remove barriers that might be preventing disabled people and those with long term health conditions from accessing employment.
- Play a part in ensuring that disabled people have opportunities to fulﬁl their potential and realise their aspirations.
More and more organisations are joining Disability Confident. To see a full list of scheme members, you can take a look at members list HERE.
Dragons have been classed as a ‘Disability Confident Employer’ for the next three years.
The development and delivery of Disability Confident is guided by a group of business leaders who make sure the scheme is meeting the needs of businesses and disabled people in the UK. It’s made up of employers drawn from different industry sectors and includes disabled people in the group. The group comprises representatives from: Arsenal FC, Barclays, BT, Channel 4, Coca-Cola European Partners, Ford of Britain, GlaxoSmithKline, John Lewis and Partners, Kier Group, KPMG, M&G Prudential, Microsoft, Nerwork Rail, Odgers Berndtson, Royal Mail and Sainsbury’s.
Gareth Sullivan, Head of Inclusion for Dragons Community, said joining the Disability Confident scheme was an important step for the region.
“Our focus will continue to be on challenging attitudes toward disability and helping provide meaningful career opportunities wherever possible across the region,” he said.
“Participating in the scheme is in addition to our on-going actions as a region to ensure inclusion is at the forefront of the work we do.”
Participating in the scheme is in addition to our on-going actions as a region to ensure inclusion is at the forefront of the work we do...