20 July 2023•Article
Woodland Group joins Disability Confidence Scheme
Woodland Group has joined the UK’s “Disability Confidence Scheme”, a movement of change that encourages businesses to lead the way in taking action how they create opportunity for and recruit, retrain, and develop disabled people.
In line with our ongoing commitment to create equality and fairness for everyone at Woodland Group, we are happy to share that we have joined the UK’s “Disability Confidence Scheme”, a movement of change that encourages businesses to lead the way in taking action how they create opportunity for and recruit, retrain, and develop disabled people.
This is the first stage in our journey and means that we have committed to:
- Ensuring that our recruitment process is inclusive & accessible
- Challenging attitudes towards disability
- Increasing understanding of disability
- Removing barriers to disabled people and those with long-term health conditions
- Anticipating and provide reasonable adjustments as required
- Supporting any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work
At Woodland Group, one of our guiding values is Respect, and as such, we believe in respecting each other, our communities, and the wider world.
We embrace different cultures, perspectives, views, and ways of doing things. We keep an eye on the bigger picture, our minds open and trust in each other. We create a positive space for all and speak respectfully and mindfully.
Over recent years, we’ve held a number of diversity & inclusion awareness sessions covering different topics. This week to celebrate the disability community and highlight the creativity, resilience, experiences, and achievements of people with disabilities, Woodlanders across the globe were joined by Steve Brown, award-winning TV presenter, public speaker, athlete mentor, Paralympian, and the former captain of the Great Britain wheelchair rugby squad. Steve shared his story and created awareness of challenges and misconceptions faced by disabled people, as well the opportunities that can be created by developing a mindful and inclusive environment for all.
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