Equalities

Positive about Disabled People

Derby Homes have been awarded the two ticks for being positive about disabled people.  Derby Homes will take action on these five commitments to ensure that disabled people are supported and treated fairly at every stage of their selection and employment:

  • to interview all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and consider them on their abilities
  • to ensure there is a mechanism in place to discuss, at any time, but at least once a year, with disabled employees what you and they can do to make sure they can develop and use their abilities
  • to make every effort when employees become disabled to make sure they stay in employment
  • to take action to ensure that all employees develop the appropriate level of disability awareness needed to make your commitments work;
  • each year, to review the five commitments and what has been achieved, to plan ways to improve on them and let employees and the Employment Service know about progress and future plans.

The Disability Symbol is a recognition given by Jobcentre Plus to employers who have agreed to take action to meet five commitments regarding the employment, retention, training and career development of disabled employees.

We are committed to promoting equal opportunities and are valuing diversity.  Our aim is for equality for everyone who works for Derby Homes and uses our services.