Disability Confident’s purpose is to support and encourage employers to attract, recruit, retain and promote disabled people. It has been developed with support from: disabled people, disability organisations and employers and is designed as a journey, providing employers with free advice, guidance and information.
250 people begin losing their sight every day.
Less than 10% of disabled people use wheelchairs.
Over half of workplaces are missing out because they are excluding disabled talent.
Hearing loss is a major public health issue affecting 10 million people.
As at July 2020, there were 4.1 million working age disabled people in employment in the UK.
The working age disability employment rate was 54% in in July 2020, up by 10 percentage points since 2013.