Ready When You Are

Thousands of people across Devon are overlooked for jobs because of mental health conditions, learning disabilities and autism.

They’re skilled and ready to work.

What’s in it for you?

1

High-quality staff who are skilled, loyal and hard working

2

Access to a wider pool of talent

3

Demonstrate your commitment to equality in the workplace and improve employee morale

4

Become Disability Confident and improve your business reputation

Did you know?

Employing a person with a disability is easier than you think.

Many people with disabilities do not require additional assistance to do their job.

Ashley and Fiona at work

Check out some of the facts

  • 77% of the public think more highly of companies that make an extra effort to employ people with a disability.

    Source: Mencap Factsheet 1—Charity Awareness Monitor, September 2004
  • People with a learning disability stayed in their job 3.5 times longer than their non-disabled co-workers.

    Source: Mencap 'Good for Business' - Beyer and Beyer 2017
  • 83% of people acquire their disability while in the work place.

    Source: Disability Confident

We are ready!

Fiona (Business Director)

Meet Fiona—Find out how she's helped Ashley follow his ambition.

Two years ago Fiona took on Ashley, who has a learning disability. Here’s Fiona’s story of how being open and willing to learn has helped Ashley to become a valuable member of the team

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Paul (Employee)

Meet Paul—Determined to work and growing in confidence day-by-day.

Paul works in the Transfusion department at Torbay Hospital. Find out how what a permanent job means to Paul and what a difference it has made to his life.

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Ben (Jobseeker)

Meet Ben—He’s kind, committed and qualified, so why isn’t he employed?

Across Devon there are thousands of people who are skilled, ready and able to work. So what’s holding them back? For some it can all come down to how challenging the recruitment process can be. Take Ben for example.

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Support and advice

Being Disability Confident lets everyone know that you’re positively changing attitudes towards employing disabled people.

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Ongoing support

  • Free help from a local Employer Advisor and Work Psychology Services at Jobcentre Plus if an employee becomes disabled, or has a change in their impairment or health condition that could mean they face barriers to remaining in work.

A desire to work, wanting to use skills and be valued, despite a long term health condition or impairment, is what drives people to seek employment. This drive and the need to be independent makes people committed and hard-working.

Source: Living Options, Disability Confident Leader