The Local Authority Disability Employment Mark
Prove your credentials as a business committed to promoting equality and diversity
Prove your credibility
Prove your credentials as an employer who is providing a supportive environment for people with disabilities, by submitting to the scrutiny of a rigorous external assessment process. With annual checks against criteria, you can assure customers/partners that you are operating ethically, commercially and upholding sector-agreed standards, with a focus on providing employment opportunities for disabled people.
Provide assurance to commissioners
The Local Authority Disabity Employment Mark has been developed in partnership with the Supported Business Steering Group, following discussions with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). It aims to provide assurance to commissioners/funding bodies on the quality of employment outcomes that are created for disabled people.
Get recognised as an exemplar employer
Demonstrate your good practice as an exemplar employer that is committed to promoting equality and diversity, by providing valuable support to those people that encounter the greatest barriers to work, enabling them to find and maintain meaningful employment.
Differentiate from competitors
Stand out from competitors, by demonstrating you have been externally scrutinised against robust accreditation criteria, and have proven that your organisation puts people and planet before the interests of shareholders.
Demonstrate your social impact
Prove how you are delivering social value through the employment of people with disabilities or long-term health conditions.
Our social impact questions are designed to help you think about the social impact you create, and to communicate this clearly and succinctly.
How do I apply?
How much does it cost?
*Annual income is the turnover of the business as stated in the most recent set of company accounts.
Applicants are invoiced up front for the licence fee. In the unlikely event that an application is unsuccessful, the licence fee will be refunded, minus a £200 assessment fee.
Please note – all fees are subject to regular review.