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Bury Council awarded Disability Confident Employer status

Press Release   •   Nov 03, 2016 16:06 GMT

The Government has awarded Disability Confident Employer status to Bury Council.

Councillor Jane Lewis, deputy council leader and cabinet member for finance and human resources, said: “We are committed to the recruitment and retention of people with disabilities, and we are proud to have been recognised as a Disability Confident Employer.

“Disabled people can face many challenges getting and keeping a job, and we would strongly encourage other local employers to follow our lead.”

Further information about the accreditation can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/disability-confident-how-to-sign-up-to-the-employer-scheme.

ENDS

Press release issued: 3 November 2016.