The Yorkshire Post has urged local employers to take a more positive view of disabled people after a college student with cerebral palsy landed himself a job. The student, Jake Andrews, wants local employers to take more notice of people with disabilities and take the time to consider their applications with a positive attitude. Jake’s cerebral palsy means that his balance and movement is compromised, although his condition is not so severe as to need a ceiling track hoist or mobile hoist.
Jake took the time to apply for over 40 jobs and has since been offered a position as an apprentice by Saltaire-based AdviserPlus. He told the Yorkshire Post, “Apprenticeships are a really good way of getting disabled and young people the experience they need and helps with their prospects of employment.”
Disability Confident Government Campaign
There is a current campaign by the government which aims to encourage employers to think more positively about employing disabled people. Through the Disability Confident campaign, the government is working with employers to remove barriers and improve understanding to ensure that disabled people are given the opportunity to fulfil their potential and realise their dreams.
According to the BBC, disability employment for the disabled, including users of ceiling hoists and mobile hoists, is around 50%. Although the government has tried to raise this figure and there are many disabled people do want to work, it has been the employers who aren’t always keen to give them jobs.
As leading suppliers and installer of ceiling track hoists and ceiling hoists, ACS Healthcare think that it is really important for disabled people to be given the opportunity to take on employment. Although the government campaign is designed to help companies become more willing to employ disabled staff, it is still a shame that this needs to be done at all. Discrimination laws have in fact been in place since 1995, yet there are clearly some employers who do discriminate.
Ceiling Track Hoists and Mobile Hoists for the Disabled
If you are in need of a ceiling track hoist or mobile hoist, we can help. ACS Healthcare specialise in providing a range of care products from leading manufacturers, as well as a ceiling track hoist servicing and mobile hoist servicing service. Call us today to speak to a friendly member of our team on 0114 288 9912.