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News and Events | News & Events | St Anne’s 2019 News and Events | DWP’s Disability Confident Scheme

DWP’s Disability Confident Scheme

St Anne's have been awarded the Disability Confident Employer Badge.

We are proud to support the DWP’s Disability Confident Scheme

St Anne’s have been awarded the Disability Confident Employer Badge. This means that we have reached the second level of commitment to recruiting and supporting people with disabilities in to our workforce. We are ensuring that disabled people and those with long term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations with us.

Examples of how we are a Disability Confident employer:

  • Every job applicant who discloses a disability to us will be invited to interview if they meet the essential criteria
  • We consult with disabled staff through our Diversity Action Group network
  • We train our Managers in how to support disabled staff, including with mental health and long-term health conditions
  • We support staff to make reasonable adjustments to their work as and when they are needed
  • We use an Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health therapists to support the health and wellbeing of all staff
  • We support student placements, volunteering opportunities and Apprenticeships with our Learning and Development partners
  • Commit to removing barriers to progression for disabled staff