- Disability Confident Awareness celebration held at King Power Stadium
- Leicester City have achieved the Disability Confident Employer status
- The scheme highlights the positive impact people with disabilities have in the workplace
- The event was attended by more than 100 local employers as well as Leicester City staff
Attended by businesses across Leicestershire, the event was organised in partnership by the Department for Work and Pensions and Leicester Employment Hub, and aimed to highlight the positive impact people with disabilities have in the workplace through a series of guest speakers, including former Foxes captain Matt Elliott.
The Disability Confident scheme – which the Football Club is now a part of – helps employers to make the most of the talents of people with disabilities and challenges behaviour and cultures across businesses, networks and communities.
As part of the Club’s work towards achieving the Premier League Equality Standard - Advanced Level, staff have taken part in awareness events and customer service training with Autism East Midlands.
Leicester City Host Disability Confident Awareness Event
Guests were invited to share their own experiences throughout the event.
Members of Leicester City’s Disabled Support Association have helped with the redesign of the Foxes Fanstore, audio descriptive commentary has been implemented, and the Community Trust delivers inclusive activities for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
Lucy Robins, Leicester City Equality and Diversity Manager, said: “We are proud of our commitment to the scheme and the work that has taken place across the Club to help us achieve the Disability Confident status.
“We wanted to share our message and story with other local employers in Leicester because small changes can make a big difference and there is so much support available to help achieve a disability friendly workplace.”
Foxes legend Matt Elliott spoke to the audience.
Debbie Austin, Autism East Midlands, added: “We were delighted to join partners and sponsors of Leicester City at the Disability Confident event and were very impressed by the diverse range of nationally recognised organisations who work with the Club in order to provide a truly inclusive environment at King Power Stadium.
“Autism East Midlands are proud to be associated with Leicester City and recently helped the Club to provide an Autism Friendly environmental audit of King Power Stadium as well as deliver an autism awareness training session to staff members.
“The Club have made the necessary adjustments that not only meet the needs of autistic people and people with other conditions and disabilities, and in doing so have produced an environment that connects LCFC to its community.”
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