Brunelcare are proud to announce that we have retained our Disability Confident Employer accreditation for a further two years.

Achieving this accreditation meant we were able to demonstrate our commitment to supporting all employees, including those with disabilities and long term health conditions, to fulfil their potential and aspirations.

According to GOV.UK, 7.6 Million working age people in the UK have a disability. The Department for Work and Pensions’ Disability Confident Scheme supports employers to change values and cultures to commit to equality in the workplace. We have previously held this accreditation for 6 years.

The scheme supports employers to;

  • challenge attitudes towards disabilities
  • increase their understanding of disabilities
  • remove barriers to disabled people and those with long-term health conditions
  • ensure that disabled people have the opportunity to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations

In July, Brunelcare completed a Disability Confident self-assessment, committing to all of the Disability Confident core actions and agreeing to at least one action to get the right people for our charity and one action to keep and develop our employees.

Brian Whittaker, Brunelcare’s Human Resources & Operations Director says:

“I am delighted that our commitment to inclusion in all areas has been recognised in this manner. Any form of discrimination is illogical as it simply reduces the pool of talent available and will inevitably result in great people working somewhere else instead of with us. The diversity of Brunelcare adds to our strength and supports our commitment to be a great place to work.”

Brunelcare is proud to invest in all our employees and we have also been awarded the ‘Investors in People’ standard for the 19th year running.

To read more about our employer values and opportunities, click here: https://www.brunelcare.org.uk/work-with-us/why-work-for-brunelcare/

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