Orchard Care Homes Recieves Disability Confident Recognition

23 August 2018 Press Release

Orchard Care Homes has been accredited as a Disability Confident employer. The scheme is designed to help businesses recruit, retain disabled people, and people with health conditions, for their skills and talent.

The Disability Confident scheme supports employers, to develop the talents and skills that disabled people can bring to the workplace. It also highlights that Orchard Care Homes is taking action to ensure that people with disabilities and long term health conditions feel supported, engaged and able to fulfil their potential in the work place.

 Through the Disability Confident scheme, Orchard Care Homes is committed to:

•            Ensuring that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their   ambitions

•            Ensuring that Orchard Care Homes increases its understanding of disability within its organisation

•            Ensuring that the Company challenges attitudes towards disability

•            Breaking down barriers concerning disability

Jacqueline Rodgers, Director of People, Talent and OD at Orchard Care Homes, said, "I am delighted that Orchard Care Homes has been awarded this accreditation.

“The Disability Confident scheme allows us to further develop our links with local communities and those we represent, ensuring that we are at the heart of our community and accessing the talent and skills which can often go unnoticed in the workplace.

“We are always actively looking to attract and retain individuals in a transparent and open process which supports and reflects our local community.”