Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service is committed to achieving equality throughout all areas of the organisation and service delivery.
This is the first Disability Scheme that we have produced, and we are committed to improving our services to those people, who have a disability and to potential and current employees.
The Service has a legal duty to promote disability equality under the Disability Discrimination Act 2005, under both the general and specific duties. The Service has always appreciated the benefits of valuing a diverse workforce and the introduction of this Scheme will only continue to enhance this.
As an organisation we are constantly striving to ensure that we achieve equality of opportunity for all and we will continue to push forward the diversity agenda and change the culture of our Service so that it reflects this commitment.
We have already formed good relations with community groups and will continue this in the future; this has helped us when devising new initiatives to support the recruitment and retention of our employees. This Scheme will ensure that every employee is aware of their responsibilities and that we have a clear and consistent approach to our obligations.
Shropshire Disability Network
Shropshire Disability Network (SDN) was formed in 2008 to provide a powerful collective voice for disabled people across Shropshire.