New Directions is Disability Confident Committed

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We’re proud to announce that New Directions is Disability Confident Committed. 

The UK Government’s Disability Confident Scheme supports employers who want to change attitudes, behaviours and cultures for the better and be inclusive for all abilities. 

We’re wholly committed to inclusive employment practices and equality in the workplace. Through our commitment to the Disability Confident scheme, we’re now able to provide this assurance externally. 

“New Directions is passionate about making workplaces as accessible and inclusive to everyone as possible, and it’s really important that we take all reasonable and necessary steps which we can to achieve this. Our commitment to the Disability Confident Scheme helps us in attracting and recruiting great people from the widest pool of talent, and it underpins our commitment to ensuring an environment that recognises and values diversity, and where there is equality and inclusivity for all. 

“We aim to support and safeguard the communities we work with across the UK, and our involvement with the Disability Confident Scheme has been hugely positive for everyone. The scheme is instrumental in supporting our approach to increasing understanding of disabilities, challenging attitudes towards disabilities and ultimately ensuring people with disabilities can reach their full potential.”  

Emily Tune, Chief Executive Officer at the New Directions Group of award-winning companies.

As part of our commitment to the Disability Confident Scheme, we have pledged to: 

  • Ensuring recruitment processes are inclusive and accessible. 
  • Communicating and promoting vacancies to encourage applications from people with disabilities. 
  • Offering interviews to people with disabilities if they meet the minimum requirements for the job. 
  • Anticipating and providing reasonable adjustments as required. 
  • Supporting any existing employee who acquires a disability or long-term health condition, to stay in work. 

There have been adaptions to our facilities with an accessible lift installed at our Head Office in Cardiff, and every employee can access additional equipment needed on a case-by-case assessment basis. 

With 17.5% of the UK adult population having a disability, the Disability Confident scheme is voluntary, and it provides free access to guidance and resources for employers to actively support workforces in all sectors. 

More than 20,000 organisations have already signed up to the Disability Confident Scheme, meaning 11 million paid employees work for organisations who are Disability Confident Committed.

Established in 1994, the New Directions Group as a whole comprises New Directions Holdings Ltd, New Directions Education, New Directions Pharmacy, New Directions Health & Social Care, ND Care & Support, and Checks Direct

We’re headquartered in Wales and provide specialist recruitment and training support within the education, pharmacy and social care sectors. We also deliver specialist domiciliary care to individuals and their families, and an effective online management system for employee checks on behalf of organisations UK-wide. 

Interested in working at New Directions? We’re always on the lookout for talented people to join us. Take a look at our current vacancies on our website.