Disability Confident Employer Melton Forge New Alliance With Charity Leonard Cheshire

As part of their commitment as a Disability Confident Employer, Worcestershire based Melton Group will be working closely with leading UK disability charity Leonard Cheshire, with fundraising campaigns and developing further their ‘see the person, not the disability’ culture.

The Melton Group are proud to be part of the Disability Confident employer Government scheme which supports organisations in changing attitudes to recruiting people with disabilities, drawing from the widest possible pool of talent. Already employing people with disabilities, Melton are continuing with their internal development program to support the scheme as part of their long-term strategy.

The Company has also recently donated £500 to a team of Leonard Cheshire fundraisers who, led by Sarah Grout, their Regional Fundraising Executive, successfully completed the virtual London Marathon last month. Working together, the Melton Group and Leonard Cheshire have formed a close-knit bond, built on a shared and caring ethos to support people with disabilities.

“Melanie Baker, Founder and Managing Director of the Melton Group explains, “Our mantra to ‘see the person and not the disability’ is a core value that is shared by all the team at Melton. We started working with Leonard Cheshire at the beginning of the first pandemic lockdown in March, with the donation of hand sanitiser when resources were scarce. Later in the year  Sarah’s amazing commitment to the virtual London Marathon really struck a chord with me on a personal level, so sponsoring Sarah’s Leonard Cheshire fundraising team was our way of saying ‘thank you’ to such a special charity”.

Melanie adds, “We are now working closely with Leonard Cheshire on achieving our Disability Confident Levels 2 and 3 as part of our HR commitment and current expansion plans. We are also delighted to continue our fundraising with Leonard Cheshire supporting their #ISeePurple disability awareness campaign on the 3rd December”.

Sarah Grout, Regional Fundraising Executive at Leonard Cheshire says, “It is an absolute pleasure working with Melton Group and we are immensely grateful for their donation and continued support of Leonard Cheshire. Melton Group is a progressive employer who already has exactly the right business mindset towards recruiting, retaining, and developing employees with disabilities and they are committed to doing so much more. I look forward to working with Melton Group more closely to help foster better disability awareness for all and to support the wider work of Leonard Cheshire.”

Leonard Cheshire is a charity which helps individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability. Supporting people with disabilities, they believe in a fair and inclusive world, where everyone can live as they choose.

The Melton Group, which is a highly acclaimed facilities management support company that provides specialist support for healthcare premises throughout the Three Counties, is expanding rapidly and continues to seek talented individuals to join the team.

For more information about how Melton Group are supporting Leonard Cheshire or details of their latest cleaning vacancies, please email hello@meltongroup.co.uk or alternatively call 01684 565187.

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