Be Ready

Thousands of people across Devon are overlooked for jobs because of pre-conceived myths and ideas about disability and long-term health conditions.

Getting started

The “Be Ready” Employer Hub supports Devon-based businesses, charities, social enterprises and public sector to understand and build on the benefits of employing (and keeping) people with disabilities and long-term health conditions.

Are you missing out?

… on the skills and talent that can help grow your business or boost your charity fundraising? Or how to find out about the Purple Pound, worth £ billions every year?

What is Disability? Give us two and a half minutes of your time to view our video. Then sign up to our Disability Awareness in the Workplace training, or use our Information Hub to get the key details you need to recruit and retain inclusively. As a fully funded service, this is all free-of-charge to Devon-based employers.

Contact us by clicking the Get Started button below to go to our contact form and a member of the project team will get in touch.

How we can help

As a business support service, we recognise the challenging times local employers are facing. Employers have made extensive changes to working environments in the last 18 months. This leaves many unanswered questions for employees when disclosing disabilities and other health-conditions. We look to support both the employee and local businesses in adapting to new ways of working.

The Be Ready Employer Hub can provide guidance and links to specialist support for employers and access to grant funding for any reasonable adjustments that are needed  to support employees with disabilities or health conditions (including mental well-being). The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) Access to Work grant scheme has introduced additional measures to enable disabled people to move into or retain employment, which includes continued support to work at home.

EMAIL US if you have a specific query and we will find an answer to your question within 48 hours.

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

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