A local Ayrshire initiative DICE, aimed at employers, launched on 27th January, 2017 at the Grand Hall, Kilmarnock.
DICE stands for Disability Inclusive = Confident Employers and the 23 partner organisations working together will take every opportunity at the event to inform employers of the help available to them.
Services including Fit for Work Scotland, Access to Work and Working Health Services are examples aimed at maintaining a working environment which supports current staff to remain in the work place.
Agencies represented within DICE already work hard to prepare prospective employees for the work place. Government programmes also offer flexible approaches adapted to meet the needs of business and these can be agreed in discussions with local Job Centre Employer Advisers.
The aim of Disability Confident is to halve the current employment rate gap by 2020. The ‘two tick’ disability scheme has been replaced with a 3 level Disability Confident Scheme, to help employers make the most of the opportunities provided by employing disabled people.
Should you wish to contact one of the DICE team please email us at-