This month, Level Five Supplies made a commitment to become more Disability Confident. The Disability Confident scheme supports employers to make the most of the talents disabled people and those with long-term health conditions can bring to the workplace.
83% of people acquire a disability while already in work; being Disability Confident is good for business, as well as for people. It was developed by employers and disabled people’s representatives to make it rigorous but accessible – particularly for small businesses.
“Level Five may be a young company, but we want to be more than just successful in business – we want to make a positive impact on our community, whether that’s the people around us, working for us, or those buying the products we represent,” said Alex Lawrence-Berkeley, CEO of Level Five Supplies Ltd. “Technology is a significant enabler for new types of employment and employee; we are working to ensure that our strategy for business is guided by good standards.”
“Our new certification within the Disability Confident scheme is a small step towards sustainable growth, working for and with people of all abilities as the business develops, so we’re delighted to be part of the scheme,” he concluded.
As we work towards becoming a Disability Confident employer, we will be actively looking to attract and recruit disabled people, providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process, and offering interviews to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for a job. We also commit to being flexible when assessing people and making reasonable adjustments as required.
Being Disability Confident is a unique opportunity to lead the way in your community. The scheme is voluntary and access to the guidance, self-assessments and resources is completely free. We encourage our suppliers, partners and contacts to join us in becoming Disability Confident, providing an environment that is inclusive and accessible for everyone.