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TOWN NAMED DISABILITY CONFIDENT EMPLOYER

4 April 2020

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Huddersfield Town recognised for its inclusive practices

- Huddersfield Town becomes a ‘Disability Confident Employer’
- Voluntary scheme to fully embrace talents of disabled people in the workplace
- Achievement forms part of Club’s ‘Terriers Together’ work

Huddersfield Town are delighted to have been awarded the status of ‘Disability Confident Employer’.

The achievement is part of a voluntary scheme supporting employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to the workplace.

In order to achieve the Disability Confident status, amongst other improvements, the Club has made various reasonable adjustments where there is a need. This includes investing in specialist furniture and adjusting working hours and roles to enable staff who are experiencing difficulties in relation to a disability, health condition or other reason to continue to make a valuable contribution to the Club.

As well as this, the Club has continued to support its staff’s wellbeing by offering counselling and occupational health support.

Town have also continued to provide training opportunities for staff including the Club’s own ‘Terriers Together’ training, disability awareness, mental health first aid, equality impact assessment and unconscious bias training.

HR Manager Zoe Shackleton commented:

“Being part of the Disability Confident scheme reflects the Club’s commitment to recruiting and retaining disabled people and those with long-term limiting health conditions, based on their skills and talent.

“It’s great to have been recognised for our commitment to inclusive practices, and we look forward to working towards becoming a Disability Confident Leader in the future.”

For more information on Terriers Together, please CLICK HERE!


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