Now, hear this business

Put any easy assumptions to one side and watch this film. Melanie Ulyatt, managing director of Chesterfield-based specialist care and training company One Two One Support Services, and Mike Cherry of the FSB, on the powerful role that small businesses can and do play in employing people with disabilities.

Melanie Ulyatt says “it’s essential for small and medium sized businesses to change their mindset” and that there is a great deal of advice, guidance and financial support available, such as the Access to Work scheme. The Small Business Recruitment Service will provide guidance for employers on the recruitment of disabled people, particularly on initiatives such as the Work Choice programme.

The New Enterprise Allowance aims to help disabled people who want to start their own business.