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Portsmouth Disability Confident Event

Friday 9th September, 10am-1pm, Portsmouth FC, Fratton Park, Portsmouth PO4 8RA

What is the Portsmouth Disability Confident Event?

This free-to-attend event, hosted by Flick Drummond MP and supported by Penny Mordaunt MP, is to encourage employers to understand the business benefits of employing disabled jobseekers.

Exhibitors and speakers include local employers, role models and employees who will showcase how people with a disability can make a major contribution to local business success and challenge negative attitudes to disability employment.

"Disabled people make up almost 20% of the working age population, many being highly qualified individuals. But sometimes employers can be reluctant to employ them, missing out on a valuable pool of potential and skills. At my Disability Confident event, I would like to show you how much they have to offer your business".

Programme for the day

10:30 -10:35: Opening Address by Flick Drummond MP for Portsmouth South
10:35 -10:40: Video address by Penny Mordaunt MP Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work

10:40 -10:50: Disability Confident new scheme presentation by Janice Henson of Guidant
10:50-11:00: Talk by Jason Bentley of The Recycled Assets Company (TRACO)
11:00-11:10: Talk by Kathryn Rankin of the Solent Jobs Programme
11:10-11:20: Talk by John Attrill of The You Trust11:20-11:25: Talk by Jon Adams, National Autistic Society
11:25-11:35 Talk by Chris Jay of Enable Me Project Ltd

11.35 – 1.00pm: Networking session

Refreshments throughout the event will be generously supplied by our event sponsor, Guidant.

Exhibitors

Exhibitors at the event include (but are not limited to):

•    Department for Work and Pensions Disability Confident team
•    JobCentre Plus Portsmouth and Access to Work
•    Guidant
•    PUSH
•    Autism Hampshire
•    Solent Mind
•    The You Trust
•    Enable me Project Ltd
•    Going Forward Portsmouth
•    Solent Jobs Programme
•    Action for Blind People

To register for this event, please email flick.drummond.mp@parliament.uk or call 023 9229 2690.

For more information on becoming a Disability Confident employer, please visit
www.gov.uk/dwp/disabilityconfident.