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#PurpleLightUp: What It Means to Be Disability Confident

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This month marks the third anniversary of the Disability Confident scheme, supporting employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to the workplace. 7.6 million working age people in the UK have a disability; Disability Confident organisations play a leading role in changing attitudes for the better. Level Five Supplies is working towards becoming a Disability Confident employer – and there are a number of ways to get involved. 

Being Disability Confident

Through Disability Confident, thousands of employers are challenging attitudes and increasing their understanding of disability. The scheme is aimed at removing barriers for disabled people and those with long-term health conditions, ensuring that they have equal opportunities to fulfill their potential and realise their aspirations. 

Being Disability Confident could help you discover someone your business just can’t do without, helping you draw from the widest possible pool of talent. 

#IAmConfident 

We’d like to take this opportunity to spread the word about Disability Confident and the commitment we’ve made to make a positive impact on our community. Our certification within the Disability Confident scheme is a small step towards sustainable growth, working for and with people of all abilities as the business grows. 

Read more about the Disability Confident aims and objectives.

Get involved

#PurpleLightUp is a global movement designed to draw attention to the economic empowerment of disabled people. Across business and government alike, it has become synonymous with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) held annually on 3rd December.

#PurpleLightUp calls on disabled employees, staff networks, resource groups and allies to drive this social change movement within their own organisations. Download the brochure here.

Being Disability Confident is a unique opportunity to lead the way in your community. Once again we encourage our suppliers, partners and contacts to join us in becoming Disability Confident and improve how we collectively attract, recruit and retain disabled workers.