On Thursday 27th June, East Coast College held a Disability Confident awareness event workshop.
The aim of the two-and-a-half hour event, which was organised by DWP, East Coast College and facilitated by the Shaw Trust was to help local businesses become Disability Confident and brought together providers who support customers with disabilities and employers seeking to broaden their talent pool.
This included presentations from local stakeholders and sharing good practice and knowledge explaining how workplaces can be inclusive from their own personal experiences.
A range of employers attended the workshop including Home Support Matters; Citizen’s Advice Bureau, DANES – Disability Advice North East Suffolk and Thurne-Middleby.
East Coast College was delighted to be awarded ‘Disability Confident Leader’ status by Peter Aldous MP at the event in recognition of its commitment to inclusive practices and approach to its disability and diversity.
Stuart Jennings, Project Lead for Norfolk Community College Project said:
“It was fantastic to have so many people and our local M.P attend the event. It is so important for local employers to champion this initiative and we are really pleased that East Coast College, DWP and Shaw Trust have come together to help more business in Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth sign up to the Disability Confident scheme.”
The Norfolk Community College Project is a European Social Fund and the National Community Lottery Fund project helping unemployed adults in Norfolk back into training and employment