Extract from NHS England, 8 October 2015
NHS England and NHS Employers have launched a pledge to employ more people with learning disabilities which local NHS organisations are being encouraged to sign up to. The pledge was opened for signatures at a workshop event held for employers in Bristol yesterday. The pledge is split into three stages:
• Step one – commitment. Organisations are asked to confirm their Two Ticks accreditation (given by Jobcentre Plus to employers who commit to taking positive action to encourage applications from people with disabilities) and pledge their further commitment to employing more people with learning disabilities.
• Step two – ready. By pledging to step two, employers need to have created an action plan to employ more people with learning disabilities.
• Step three – success! By pledging to step three, employers need to confirm that they are employing more people with learning disabilities, and to sharing their success stories….
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