Disability Confident

The Disability Confident scheme commenced in November 2016 and is supported across all Government Departments. 

Disability Confident replaced the Disability Symbol ‘Two Ticks’ scheme and its core purpose is to
support and encourage employers to attract, recruit, retain and promote disabled people. Retention is particularly important with 83% of people acquiring a disability or health condition whilst of working age. Disability Confident 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.

19% of the working age population are estimated to have a disability.

The largest proportion of disabilities relate to mental health.

The spending power of disabled people and their families is estimated to be £249 billion.

Aims for Disability Confident

  • engage and encourage employers to become more confident so they employ and retain disabled people
  • increase understanding of disability and the benefits of employing or retaining disabled people
  • make a substantial contribution towards getting 1 million more disabled people into work over the next 10 years

Case Studies

More case studies and videos can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/disability-confident-case-studies

Further Guidance

You can find guidance on offering interviews here:
Disability Confident – Offering an interview to disabled people

You can find guidance on inclusive communication here:

You can find guidance on employing people with disabilities and health conditions here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/employing-disabled-people-and-people-with-health-conditions/employing-disabled-people-and-people-with-health-conditions

You can visit the Disability Confident website here: