The Disability Confident scheme helps employers recruit and retain great people, and to:

  • challenge attitudes and increase understanding of disability
  • draw from the widest possible pool of talent
  • secure high-quality staff who are skilled, loyal and hard working
  • improve employee morale and commitment by demonstrating fair treatment

It also helps identify those employers who are committed to inclusion and diversity in the workplace.

The scheme has 3 levels designed to support employers on their Disability Confident journey, these are:

  • Disability Confident Committed (Level 1)
  • Disability Confident Employer (Level 2)
  • Disability Confident Leader (Level 3)

All employers join the scheme at Disability Confident Committed (Level 1), and progress through the levels to achieve the one that’s right for their organisation.

For more information about signing up for the Disability Confident scheme, and how it can help your business check out the detailed guidance on GOV.UK.



Pat Ashworth Director of AdviserPlus Learning Solutions, a Disability Confident Leader organisation, explains what you need to do to become Disability Confident Committed (Level 1)

How to become a Disability Confident Committed (Level 1) organisation



Disability Confident pays off

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, is a Disability Confident Leader. Watch the video to see how they were able to support Mo into work after 18 years of unemployment, and how the reasonable adjustments they introduced have helped Christine stay in her role as Sales Manager, after her MS diagnosis.

Mo said ‘Coca-Cola saw past the wheelchair and saw me and gave me the opportunity. I hadn’t been employed for 18 years, no-one could ever see past the disability.’

Tim Fallowfield from Sainsburys

Tim Fallowfield, Sainsbury's Company Secretary and Corporate Services Director.

“I would really encourage other businesses to sign up to the Disability Confident scheme. It’s a really thoughtful way of encouraging businesses to make progress on their disability inclusion journey”.

Raj Jones from Sodexo

“Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is a business imperative for Sodexo. Being Disability Confident helps us to tap into a wider pool of talent to meet our workforce needs, reflect the diversity of our customers and drive business growth”.

Raj Jones, Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion UK & Ireland.


If your organisation is already a member of the Disability Confident scheme

These two short videos contain step-by-step guidance to help your organisation move to Disability Confident Levels 2 and 3.

Ready to move to Disability Confident Employer (Level 2)?



Ready to become a Disability Confident Leader (Level 3)?