Guide

Support if you employ someone who is disabled

Introduction

Employers who actively seek applications from disabled people have a much wider choice of potential employees, with a good range of skills and positive attitudes towards work.

The Disability Employment Service (DES), which is part of the Department for Communities (DfC), can provide you with specialist support to help you recruit and retain disabled workers.

DES staff can advise on:

  • financial help to employ people with disabilities through the Job Introduction Scheme, Workable (NI) and Access to Work (NI)
  • employment assessments
  • accessibility of premises
  • development of disability awareness
  • development of disability best practice in your organisation

This guide outlines the services and help available to employers who wish to consider recruiting and employing disabled people.