Disability Inclusion: Is Your Organisation Disability Confident?

This session explored how the Disability Confident scheme helps employers recruit and retain great people.

The information was presented by David Steeds of the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP).

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Highlights and takeaways

This event aimed to raise awareness about:

  • The Disability Confident scheme’s benefits 
  • How the scheme encourages employers to think differently about disability  
  • How it helps employers recruit, develop and retain people

Who might benefit from watching this recording?

Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Professionals, Recruitment Managers, Line Managers, HR, Leadership, and anyone who is interested in—or has responsibility for—disability inclusion. 

Who is David Steeds?

David Steeds is the Group Partnership Manager of DWP. David moved into this role In October 2022, having previously been District Employer Engagement Manager for South London. He has a passion for helping employers to recruit a more diverse workforce and solve their recruitment issues, by widening their audience, to include our priority group customers. He has a long been a champion of the disability confident scheme and endeavour to never miss an opportunity to spread the word, on this important agenda.


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This event was presented by David Steeds, Group Partnership Manager at DWP (DWP) and moderated by enei Diversity and Inclusion Lead Kerry Kirk. It was conducted on 11 January 2023. 

External resources 

The slides for this event are available to download.