Julie Cooper, MP for Burnley, is inviting local businesses to learn more about the financial, operational and social benefits of being a Disability Confident Employer.

Employers should be making the most of the talent that exists amongst disabled people in this country and this event, supported by the Minister for Disabled People, Penny Morduant MP, is to encourage employers to understand the business benefits of employing disabled jobseekers.

You will then have the opportunity to network with other employers & disability experts prior to the event closing at 1:00pm.

By working with local employers, role models and employees this event showcases how people with a disability can make a major contribution to local business success and challenge negative attitudes to disability employment.
Disabled people make up almost 20% of the working age population, many being highly qualified individuals. But employers can be reluctant to employ them, missing out on a valuable pool of potential and skills. At our Employer Information Disability Confident event, we would like to show you how much they have to offer your business.

There are many myths about disabled people taking more days off sick, costing money to have workplace adjustments and creating a fear of discrimination claims. All of these assumptions are incorrect. Join us to hear why they are wrong and listen and talk to employers who can explain the support that is available, the steps they have taken to help disabled people enter and progress at work and the benefits their businesses have gained as a result.

Date of Event and Venue: 10:00am Friday 25th November 2016, Jimmy McIlroy Stand, Burnley Football Club, Harry Potts Way, Burnley BB10 4BX

If you would like to attend the Disability Confident Event please confirm your attendance by emailing by Thursday 24th November 2016. [email protected]