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.
Press release issued: 3 November 2016.