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DR UK event calls on employers to pledge jobs for disabled people

06 March 2018

I Can Make a Pledge event - Tuesday 20th March 2018.

Time: 10am (Registration from 9.30am) until 4pm

Venue: Financial Times Office, One Southwark Bridge, London, SE1 9HL (see map)

Cost: Free of charge

Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please let us know as soon as possible if you have any access and/or dietary requirements - email icanmakeapledge@disabilityrightsuk.org

What’s I Can Make a Pledge about?

We are asking all local authorities and businesses to either pledge a specific number of jobs for young disabled people, or pledge to make it a requirement of some of the services that they contract.

Who is the event for?

  • MPs
  • Mayors
  • Councillors
  • Local Authorities
  • Employers
  • Anyone involved in procurement of goods and services
  • Anyone who can make a pledge or provide political support

Pledges can be made in advance of the event or on the day.

How and what you decide to pledge is up to you, but we will support you with your aims.

Interested? Email icanmakeapledge@disabilityrightsuk.org or call us on 0330 995 0400.

Speakers at the event

Invited guest speakers (tbc) include:

  • Chris White, former MP who was instrumental in establishing the Social Value Act
  • Kamran Mallick, CEO of Disability Rights UK
  • James Lamont, FT Managing Editor
  • Mark Lomas, Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion at HS2
  • Sarah Newton MP, Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work

We are also planning three workshops for the afternoon session (details tbc) which will be led by experts in their field, with input from our Champions. The aim of these workshops is to support organisations with their pledges. They will cover the following topics:

  • Job design and recruitment
  • Access to Work and government support
  • Alternatives to interview

The event will also be a fantastic opportunity to meet our I Can Make It team, chat to our ICMI Champions, make new contacts and discuss ideas on getting more young disabled people into employment.

Places for the event are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Disability Rights UK extends its thanks to The Financial Times for kindly hosting this event for us.