The Disability Confident Scheme aims to help employers make the most of the opportunities provided by employing disabled people or those with health conditions.
Virginia Perkins, Associate Director of People and Organisational Development said: “The scheme aims to assist our business to attract, employ and retain disabled people and those with health conditions.
“We do this by identifying and addressing any barriers that may prevent or deter disabled people from applying for jobs, in addition to assisting those employees currently employed within the business by making reasonable adjustments as required.”
The group has successfully built upon its relationships within the community and the company is now recognised as being at the forefront of care for its staff as well as its residents.
Accrington’s Springhill Care Home regularly welcomes students from Broadfield School in Oswaldtwistle on work experience. The school specialises for those with generic learning difficulties.
Virginia added: “Not only are we a Disability Confident Employer, but we welcome those from the wider community for example young people on work experience who wouldn’t necessarily be able to cope in other demanding situations.
“Springhill is a great place to work and we are happy to attract people within our communities.
“We are extremely proud to have achieved the next level on our journey. We aim on becoming a Disability Confident Leader in the future, which again reaffirms our commitment to achieving our vision of becoming an employer and service provider of choice.”