Our journey to become a disability confident leader shows our commitment to recruit, retain and develop our staff who are disabled and have long-term health conditions. As a disability confident employer, we have demonstrated that we are benefiting from being able to draw from the widest possible pool of talent and are getting the right people for our business. By stepping up to become a disability confident leader we have also demonstrated that we act as a champion for disability confident within our local and business communities and encourage and support businesses in our supply chains and networks to become disability confident.
Carolyn Wood, Director of Finance and Executive Champion for the Disability Network, said, “As the executive champion of the Disability Network, I am delighted that the trust has been successfully recognised as a Disability Confident Leader. This confirms our continued commitment to getting the right people into the organisation and keeping and developing our people. Through the work of the network, we will continue to make sure that everyone has the best experience of joining and working for the trust.”