Disability Confident

Cornwall Work and Health Beacon Project

Disability Confident organisations play a leading role in changing attitudes for the better. They’re changing behaviour and cultures in their own businesses, networks and communities. The Disability Confident scheme supports employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to your workplace.


Being a Disability Confident employer allows businesses to access the widest pool of talent and retain hard working skilled staff. Saving time and money on recruitment costs. 

How can Disability Confident help businesses?

  • draw from the widest possible pool of talent
  • secure and retain high quality staff who are skilled, loyal and hard working
  • save time and money on the costs of recruitment and training by reducing staff turnover
  • keep valuable skills and experience
  • reduce the levels and costs of sickness absences
  • improve employee morale and commitment by demonstrating that they treat all employees fairly

How do I become Disability Confident? 

The scheme has 3 levels designed to support you at every step on your Disability Confident journey. You must complete each level before moving on to the next.


Companies which are Disability Confident are easily recognisable as being committed to equality in the workplace. They have a better understanding of how to get the best out of all of their employees. 

How can Disability Confident help me?

Part of the criteria to become a Disability Confident employer is to provide at least one of the following:

  • work experience
  • work trials
  • paid employment
  • apprenticeships
  • job shadowing
  • traineeships
  • internships
  • student placements
  • sector-based work academy placements

This ensures there are more opportunities available to find employment or experience. 

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