Bedford Borough Council and partners are raising awareness of the support and advice on offer to residents with a disability who want to get into work.
A new web page on the Bedford Borough Local Offer website has been created with information and advice for both people with a disability looking for work and for potential employers https://localoffer.bedford.gov.uk/employment
The new webpages are accompanied by a series of short videos, with employees and talking about their own experiences and challenges in being confident enough to apply for a job and what it means to them to be working, and insights from their employers.
Alex said, "I was so worried that, with my disability, I wouldn't be able to do something like this. Coming into work every day just makes me feel important."
Tyler says, "Having a job, what I've found is that you can buy things… that you would like, with your own money… If you did have a disability, there is support out there. You can still find work"
Natalie said, "You can exceed, achieve and be who you are, because having a disability like autism and learning disability, or any disability should not get in the way of your life."