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North-west firms praised for learning disabilities policies

North-west firms praised for learning disabilities policies
8th October 2010

A number of businesses in the north-west of England have been lauded for their support of employees with disabilities.

The Positive Action Awards 2010 recognised the work done by employers for those with learning disabilities and other conditions, which may require them to take advantage of specialist care.

Presentations were conducted at Stobart Stadium in Halton last week, with nominations including those for businesses and service providers as well as employers of workers with disabilities specifically.

Winners at the awards, which are supported by the Warrington Disability Partnership, include Laser Wars UK, Penrith, BETA Netc, Wigan and M&Y Joinery from St Helens.

The awards were also supported by Disability Awareness Day and the Northwest Regional Development Agency.

Earlier this week, the Department of Health announced £70 million in funding for re-enablement, intended to help people with an illness or injury back to full health following treatment.

The package of funding is intended to help those with an illness or disability remain independent.

Find out about Barchester's support for adults and children with a wide range of Autistic spectrum conditions.