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Support for Employers of Disabled People

Our exciting new Employers Academy is proving very successful.

Learn how to transform the culture and skills mix of your business, and how to recruit and retain people with disabilities through a range of activities provided by the academy, including free seminars and networking events.

Recruitment support includes:

  • Advice and guidance
  • Free breakfast workshops
  • A register of suitable candidates
  • Help with your recruitment process
  • Support from our dedicated Employer Liaison Officer
  • Support for up to 6 weeks when you employ one of our candidates
  • Signposting to wider support including Access to Work

At The Disability Resource Centre, we have been running an employ~ability programme to prepare our candidates for the workplace. We build confidence, identify key skills and develop their workplace skills including IT. Our Employer Liaison Officer will refer candidates to you who have the relevant skills and attributes that you are looking for. 

The benefits of working with The Disability Resource Centre to help diversify your workforce by employing people with disability are:

  • Our candidates have been through a development programme to make them ready for the workplace
  • The individuals are fully committed to going back into the workplace
  • We support you to have confidence in employing someone with a disability
  • You increase the pool of candidates available to you
  • We do not charge any recruitment costs to the employer
  • Our candidates bring a vast array of skills, knowledge and experience into your workplace
  • Employing the right person will have a positive impact on your business

To access this free service and discuss how we can help you, please do not hesitate to contact us.

For further information please call the Health, Learning and Work team on 01582 470900 or email hlw@drcbeds.org.uk

Please read our Employer Academy Reports from previous years.

Please refer to our terms and conditions.

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Thursday 27th February – Whatever your role in the care sector there will be many local training opportunities on display; with free workshops, free training and lots of useful presentations.

See our special Learning Fair page for full details.

Improve your confidence. Reduce stress.

New course starts in February. We have just started the first group on this course and we’re now looking for more Luton residents to join the next course that starts in February.

We know and understand how difficult it can be to find work if you are a carer. You may struggle to find paid employment that fits around your caring commitments. 

If you wish to return to work in some way, but are unsure how to start, then we can help with 1-2-1 support with our employment advisors.

For 2020 if you would like to make a difference to your family’s life just make contact to see how our Support Into Employment programme may be able to help you.

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Learning Fair for Adult Social Care

Thursday 27th February – Whatever your role in the care sector there will be many local training opportunities on display; with free workshops, free training and lots of useful presentations.

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Hire our fully equipped meeting rooms with free wifi, a digital projector, tea & coffee facilities, flexible room space and on-site parking for over 100 cars, including 12 dedicated disabled parking bays.

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Donate

 Please consider donating to The Disability Resource Centre today so we can continue our vital services.

You can hire a wheelchair from our charity. The Disability Resource Centre hires out manual wheelchairs (including children’s wheelchairs) and other equipment like ramps, rollators, crutches and walking frames to help you with your mobility.

 

Hire our fully equipped meeting rooms with free wifi, a digital projector, tea & coffee facilities, flexible room space and on-site parking for over 100 cars, including 12 dedicated disabled parking bays.

On this form-filling workshop (held most Mondays) you will have help and guidance to complete your PIP or AA (attendance allowance) claim form.

Every Thursday we offer expert help with seating and a full demonstration of all the chairs and riser-recliners we have in our shop. Our seating specialist is here to advise and help you choose the best seating.

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