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Date: December 2021

Disability Confident and Working with BASE

Disability Confident and Working with BASE

2021 was the year of the National Disability Strategy National Disability Strategy (publishing.service.gov.uk) and the year Medequip reached level two of the Department of Work and Pensions Disability Confident scheme. Important stuff for us all.

Medequip have a national working partnership with the British Association of Supported Employment (BASE), who have in turn introduced us to their local member organisations who supported us with recruitment of people with a disability into both apprenticeship and full-time roles working for Medequip.

But for this article we choose to focus on one man, who doesn’t work for Medequip, who we met when the BASE invited us to sponsor an award at their annual conference this year.

Junior Mark Cryle was presented with the David Grainger award for 'Employee of the Year' by Aditi Dave, our HR Business Partner.

You can read more about Junior’s journey and the support and work opportunity that helped him achieve this award Best Practice Awards 2021 | British Association for Supported Employment (base-uk.org) and you can see and hear from the man himself in the video of his acceptance speech.