Disability Confident

Developing a new framework for supported businesses

We are currently working with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the Supported Business Steering Group to develop a new framework to enable supported businesses to prove their credentials when bidding for DWP programmes.

The Social Enterprise Disability Employment Mark (SEDEM) will build on the principles of Disability Confident, to provide assurance to DWP on the quality of employment outcomes for disabled people.

Book tickets to Spreading the Wealth conferenceOur upcoming conference will provide a perfect opportunity to find out more about the SEDEM. Stephen Lismore from DWP and Martin Davies will be running a workshop on employing people with disabilities, which will look at the Government’s commitment to increasing the levels of disabled people in employment, and how those that facilitate the employment of disabled people could particularly benefit from the new accreditation.

Delegates will also have the opportunity to network with the Social Enterprise Mark CIC team, who can answer any questions they may have about the proposed framework.

Supported businesses can claim a 25% discount on tickets by quoting BASE_2018 when booking tickets online.