We are delighted that OPEN FOR BUSINESS 2016 will be the first Disability Confident event hosted by Peter Heaton-Jones MP in North Devon.
We will be pleased to welcome Justin Tomlinson, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Disabled People at the Department of Work and Pensions, who will be discussing with businesses the importance of employing and retaining more disabled people.
To support this campaign, we will also be pleased to welcome the following organisations to the event:
- North Devon+
- St Loyes Foundation
- Westward Pathfinder
- Department of Work and Pensions
Peter Heaton-Jones discusses the event with Justin Tomlinson in the House of Commons
Peter Heaton-Jones’ invitation to employers
“The Disability Confident campaign is about Government working with employers and work providers to remove barriers, increase understanding and ensure that differently abled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations. I am hosting my first Disability Confident event in Ilfracombe in association with Combe Business and inviting local employers from across North Devon to come and hear how they can improve employment outcomes for disabled people, and how their business can really benefit as a result. I look forward to seeing you there.”
Peter Heaton-Jones, MP for North Devon
Find out more about the Disability Confident campaign.