A specialist Trust in Doncaster has been recognised by a Government scheme for its positive approach to employing disabled people.
Doncaster Deaf Trust has been accredited as a Disability Confident Employer which means the Trust makes the most of the opportunities provided by employing disabled people and supports and promotes disabled people in the workplace.
The Trust, on Leger Way, offers education and training to young people aged 16 to 25 years who have special educational needs and/or disabilities such as deafness or hearing impairment, autistic spectrum conditions and learning disabilities and difficulties. It provides a wide range of programmes for clients with communication needs including courses for those who want to gain job and life related qualifications and those who need to gain independence and develop their social skills.
Alan Robinson, executive principle at Doncaster Deaf Trust, said: “We are really pleased to be recognised as a Disability Confident employer as it really reflects the kind of organisation we are. The Trust is proud to be an inclusive organisation who welcomes and values the skills and knowledge different people can bring to help us enhance the provision we offer to our learners.
“The Disability Confident scheme has three levels and we have now secured level two of our journey. We hope to reach the final stage and become a Disability Confident Leader in the near future.”
For further information about Doncaster Deaf Trust visit www.deaf-trust.co.uk.