Remploy's mission is to transform the lives of disabled people and those experiencing complex barriers to work by providing sustainable employment opportunities.
We achieve this by:
- Creating equality in employment
- Facilitating their access to sustainable employment and careers
- Enabling them to achieve their ambitions and maximise their potential
Since 1946, Remploy has been providing employment and support for disabled people and a large network of factories was developed in the 1950s and 60s employing disabled people.
But as the economic climate became more difficult for manufacturing and society began questioning whether it was right for disabled people to be employed in segregated workplaces, Remploy started developing employment services which supported disabled people into mainstream jobs working alongside non-disabled colleagues.
The service provided by Remploy Employment Services is a central part of the support provided to disabled people to find work in this country, and our record of achievement in this area is second to none.
We believe that work is a key element of an independent and fulfilling life, and that everyone has skills and abilities to offer. We work extensively with people to help them to identify, develop and make the most of those abilities.
To achieve this goal, Remploy has invested significant resources into supporting disabled people and those experiencing complex barriers to work into mainstream employment. We have a network of more than 64 town and city centre branches and offices and a comprehensive range of tailored support services provided through them.
We recognise the fundamental role that employers play in delivering sustainable employment. We also recognise that employing disabled people delivers real social and economic value for business.
So, by helping employers to better understand and act upon the benefits of employing disabled people through our range of Business Services, in effect transforming business, we can help to transform the lives of individuals.
In 2012/13 we found more than 17,500 jobs in mainstream employment for disabled people and those facing complex barriers to work.