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TCFM helps transform disabled people's lives by partnering with Remploy
TC Facilities Management is commemorating its 10th anniversary of its partnership with Remploy, the UK's leading provider of disability employment, by aiming to place its 1000th candidate with the organisation. The partnership has transformed the lives of many disabled people supported into employment and who contribute to delivering a great service to clients each and every day.
Last week at the TCFM Employee Conference - held at Allianz Park, home to Rugby Premier League Champions, Saracens - Beth Carruthers, (right of picture) Remploy chief executive, shared a message of congratulations with the audience for their commitment and energy in making a difference to the lives of disabled people.
Beth commented on the way TCFM has embraced equality of employment and true integration into the workplace, recognising that during the 10 year partnership, over 930 disabled people have been placed in employment.
In addition to Gwyneth Evans, who was featured in a case study in May 2015, other employees including one who was placed shortly after the start of the partnership, shared their experience through a recorded video message.
In 2016, and with the re-signing of the partnership being celebrated and featured in the press earlier in the year, TCFM is now well on the way to see the placement of the 1,000th candidate into the business with Remploy.
Rachel Gardiner, Head of HR, TCFM (left of picture) added:
"We're delighted to have been able to share Beth's message at our employee conference so that our people could hear first-hand how our partnership agreement with Remploy is transforming the lives of disabled people.
"Working with Remploy has seen this group of talented and motivated individuals seize the opportunity to prove themselves as committed, engaged and enthusiastic. They add value both to the teams they work in and the customers they serve, enabling us to continue to deliver a great service to our clients.
"We're now focused on placing our 1,000th candidate through the partnership. Further demonstrating our commitment to enable all people, particularly those with a disability, to find full or part-time permanent employment with TCFM."
Remploy was established 70 years ago to provide training and employment after the Second World War for injured and disabled ex-servicemen and miners. Since 2010, Remploy has found more than 100,000 jobs in mainstream employment for people with a range of physical, sensory and learning disabilities, mental health conditions and other disadvantages.
Remploy works with more than 2,500 employer partners including Marks & Spencer, Mitie, TC Facilities Management, Royal Mail, City FM, BT, Sainsbury's and the NHS.
Remploy has an increasing focus on providing specialist disability employment services to people with mental health conditions or learning disabilities. It invests in developing innovative approaches and services for employers which are cost effective and business efficient including consultancy and a vocational rehabilitation service. The organization
operates a free Workplace Mental Health Support Service to help maintain in work people who are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress and other mental health conditions.
On 12 March 2015, Remploy entered into a joint venture with Maximus, a leading operator of government health and human services programmes in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and Saudi Arabia and on 7th April 2015 Remploy left government ownership in the joint venture in which Remploy employees have a 30% stake.
16th June 2016