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Disability Confident

Disability Confident

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.

AimsĀ 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

Facts about disability

 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.

6% of new public appointments were made to individuals declaring a disability (compared with 7% in 2017/18 and 6% in 2016/17)

Case Studies


Further Guidance