Disability Confident - with a difference!

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Group photoYesterdays Disability Confident was an event with a difference!

Hosted in partnership with our extremely supportive partner employer, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions in Bristol, we invited 30 Pluss customers into their offices for the day.

The aim of the day was to help our customers develop their skills and confidence to move forward with their journey into work. We had some great sessions including a 'Look good; feel good' makeover bar, video CV's, health and wellbeing, staying safe online and help with Universal Job Match.

We were also delighted to be joined by the Deputy Mayor, Asher Craig, BNP Paribas' HR Director and Julien from Bristol IBIS who gave great speeches on the benefits of a diverse workforce.

Mark Scriven, 28, from Hartcliffe in Bristol said "I have found the day interesting, influential and informative. I have lots to take away from today that will help me with my job search.

"I am currently looking for a job in administration or IT but I have a visual impairment. All too often employers only see the disability. They need to look past this and see the skills of the person. There are so many adaptations that can be made these days to remove barriers - and disabled people can be some of the best workers."

Huge thanks to BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, Kyocera, Sue's Nutrition Bites, Reflections Hair Salons and Video Alchemist for a fantastic day