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Demystifying Disability Confident: Practical ways forward

Date: 10th October 2023
Location: Virtual or Capital Group, 40 Grosvenor Place, London, SW1X 7GG

Demystifying Disability Confident: Practical ways forward

Join this informative hybrid event with diversity leaders as we discuss the Disability Confident Scheme (DC) and practical ways for Member Firms to advance disability inclusion in the workplace.

We are delighted to welcome Tom Pursglove MP, Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work and Beth Kume-Holland, CEO of Patchwork Hub for a fireside chat, who together will discuss the everyday experience of disabled people at work, explain the DC Scheme and interplay with government Disability Action Plan and strategy of making the UK a more inclusive and accessible society for everyone.

Also, we will have a conversation with a panel of Diversity Project member firms who have signed up to the DC Scheme, where panellists will share their firm’s journey, key challenges, benefits gained and key recommendations for other firms starting out.

During networking, we will welcome some service providers and workstream representatives who can provide support in your DC applications and journeys.

This event will include captioning, and there will be a British Sign Language interpreter present at the event.

Please do email us at [email protected] by Friday 22nd September 2023 if you have any access requirements or adjustments (including, but not limited to, mobility, sensory, communication, prayer, or dietary requirements) that would optimise your experience with us so we can make the necessary arrangements.

  • If you would like to join this event virtually, please use this link: bit.ly/44lHh0W
  • If you would like to join this event in-person at a London venue (TBA) please use this link to register: bit.ly/3O2TXIW

Introducing the Speakers

Image of Beth Kume-Holland

Beth Kume-Holland - CEO of Patchwork Hub

Image of Tom Pursglove MP

Tom Pursglove MP - Minister of State for Disabled People, Health & Work

Image of Diane Lightfoot

Diane Lightfoot - CEO at Business Disability Forum

Image of Jess Hardy

Jess Hardy - Inclusion Manager, AXA UK & Ireland

Image of Devvya Sharma

Devvya Sharma - EMEA D&I Manager, Invesco

Image of Emily Brady

Emily Brady - Business Partner Specialist, Morningstar

Image of Kerry Amies

Kerry Amies - Diversity Project Ambassador

Event Videos

Demystifying Disability Confident Event Recording

Member Quotes

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