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Are you disability confident?

Are you disability confident?

Hartlepool Jobcentre Plus working in partnership with Hartlepool Borough Council would like to take this opportunity to warmly invite you to a Disability Confident Event along with a number of other local businesses in Hartlepool, to find out more about the financial, operational and social benefits of being a Disability Confident Employer.

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As people with disabilities make up almost 20% of our working age population and employers are unsure about help available, they are missing out on a valuable pool of potential and skills available within this labour market.

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By working with local employers, role models and employees our event showcases how people with a disability can make a major contribution to local business success, challenging negative attitudes to disability employment.

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We would like to show you how much people with disabilities have to offer your business, dispelling the myths around them taking more days off sick, costing money to have workplace adjustments and creating a fear of discrimination claims. 

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Come and join us to hear why all of these assumptions are wrong, listen and talk to employers who can explain the support that is available, the steps they have taken to help people with disabilities enter and progress at work and the benefits their businesses have gained as a result.

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The event will take place on Tuesday 22nd March 2016 at 9.30am in the training room at McDonalds Restaurant, Marina Way, Hartlepool TS24 0XR, finishing at 11.30am.  

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 If you would like to attend the event please confirm attendance by emailing anne.smith5@dwp.gsi.gov.uk by 14th March 2016.

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