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Enham Trust to host Disability Confident Conference

Enham Trust Disability Meeting

Leading Hampshire-based disability charity Enham Trust will be hosting its first Disability Confident event on Friday 23rd March.

Exclusive guests will include Sarah Newton, Minister of State for Disabled People, Work and Health and Kit Malthouse MP, Minister for Family Support, Housing and Child Maintenance.

Recognising Enham Trust’s achievement in obtaining Disability Confident Leader status under the DWP Disability Confident scheme last year, the event will be open to employers and businesses in the Hampshire area. It will provide the opportunity to find out about the Disability Confident scheme itself which aims to challenge negative attitudes towards employing disabled people, promote equal employment opportunities and understand how being disability confident can change attitudes for the better.

Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, Sarah Newton said “Signing up to the Disability Confident scheme sends a powerful message to potential employees that they will get the support they need to thrive in the workplace.

I want to congratulate Enham Trust for taking steps to create more Disability Confident employers in the Hampshire area. By bringing together local businesses and people, employers can ensure they don’t miss out on some of the best talent in their community.”

Heath Gunn, CEO of Enham Trust, remarks of the event “This event demonstrates how as a Trust we are committed to supporting people living with a disability to gain employment, with us as an organisation and within in the local area.

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to Sarah Newton and Kit Malthouse for their support at our event and we hope many local companies will join us to find out how they can get involved in this fantastic initiative. We are excited to extend our ongoing work with businesses to support and employ more disabled people’’

The event will be held on Friday 23rd March 10am-12pm. Booking is essential for this event, so to secure your place please contact Hannah Leicester on hannah.leicester@enhamtrust.org.uk or by calling 01264 345800.

Enham Trust currently supports thousands of disabled people across the country each year in the key areas of their lives by providing housing, care, and various employment & skills opportunities to ensure each customer gains independence, choice, and control over every aspect of their lives.

For more information about Enham Trust, please visit www.enhamtrust.org.uk