Huddersfield New College joined a special reception at the House of Commons to celebrate the anniversary of the Government’s Disability Confident Scheme.

HNC achieved the prestigious ‘Disability Confident Leader’ Level 3 Award in July 2018. This is a government initiative that recognises an organisation’s commitment to challenging negative attitudes towards disability and promoting disability equality for people with disabilities and those with long-term health conditions.

As the number one organisation in the UK for Equality and Diversity, Erika Montgomery, Equality and Diversity Manager, represented HNC following an invitation from Sarah Newton, Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work.

Erika Montgomery, Equality and Diversity Manager says: “As the leading organisation for Equality and Diversity, we were delighted to be recognised as a Disability Confident Leader. The reception was a fantastic celebration of the difference the scheme is helping organisations to make to challenging perceptions around disability, and helping them to benefit from the skills and talents a diverse workforce can bring. I was proud to represent the College at this, and it was really valuable to hear ideas from other organisations who have also gained this prestigious award.”