Are you open to employing or retaining someone with a disability or health condition and are looking for advice?
This event will be an opportunity for you to find out about the practical and financial support available for new and existing employees.
Programme: includes specialist health & disability organisations already working with employers who will be present as stallholders to speak to face to face. See further details below.
- 08.45 Doors Open
09.15 Opening Remarks Alan Brown MP
09.25 Keynote Speech Topic: “Disability & Work” Phillipa Whitford MP
09.40 Video presentation Just the JOB NHS Education & Action on Hearing Loss
09.50 Keynote Speech Topic: “An Ayrshire Initiative - DICE” Eddie Fraser Director of Health and Social Care (East Ayrshire)
Workshops: professional staff will share their knowledge and hear also from the employer perspective:
- 10.25 Brian Whittle MSP/ Jeremy Balfour MSP - "Ability First"
- 10.25 A panel of employers - The Employer Experience
- 10.45 Maggie Vooght A&AHB - Working Health Services & Fit for Work Scotland
- 11.15 Dawn Lynch DWP - Access to Work
This event will inform on free occupational health assessments, financial support available to retain or recruit someone experiencing long term health issues, the new disability confident programme and local employment services. For more information on DICE go to: https://AyrshireDICE.wordpress.com
For more information on accessibility of the venue visit http://www.disabledgo.com/access-guide/east-ayrshire-council/grand-hall-2
This event is sponsored by Remploy and East Ayrshire Council .