Pluss host Disability Confident at Westminster

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Pluss were honoured to visit the Houses of Parliament yesterday to host an event in partnership with Richard Graham, MP for Gloucester.

Opened by the Minister for Disabled People, Justin Tomlinson, the event was designed to raise awareness of Pluss and the Disability Confident campaign in parliament. The event also gave us the opportunity to showcase our new Disability Confident video which you can view here.

The Disability Confident campaign was launched by David Cameron two years ago and is designed to encourage employers to embrace the skills and talents that disabled people bring to business. Pluss is a national partner in the campaign.  

The event was attended by 20 MPs including two Ministers who all pledged their commitment to supporting the campaign. We were also delighted to be joined by G4S, Working LInks, Papworth Trust, United Response and Groundwork.

Richard Graham MP, who sponsored the event, said “Pluss do really important work across South West England and West Yorkshire, providing the right support to those who want a job - but we also need employers to provide the opportunities first. Pluss' commitment to Disability Confident is helping employers to do just that.”

Pluss customers Becky, Karl, Gary, Peter, Ben and Rachele, who all featured in the video, also attended the event and were taken on a guided tour of the Houses of Parliament.

To top off a fabulous celebration, we also met Graeme Le Saux on our departure (ex England and Chelsea football player) and we couldn't resist the opportunity to snap a photo or two!

For more information on Disability Confident please contact geraldine.scott-smith@pluss.org.uk