People with physical and learning disabilities and their carers can find out more about getting into employment at a free event this week.
The Fulfilling Lives event will take place at New College Durham on Thursday 25 October between 10am and 1pm and is dedicated to achieving greater equality for disabled people to become part of every work place.
Over 50 market stalls will offer information and advice about education, training and employment, and key speakers from a range of organisations will inspire people with disabilities to consider taking their next steps towards the world of work.
The Department of Work and Pensions, Durham and Tees Valley will be on hand to encourage people to get the latest information from Job Centre Plus Disability Employment Advisors and other specialised organisations.
People can also take part in fun interactive games and a free prize draw.
Lee Alexander, Durham County Council’s head of adult care, said: “Fulfilling Lives is all about the talented disabled people who live in our communities being able to fully compliment the rich and diverse workforce which every business and work place needs.
“The event is a great way for carers and people with physical and or learning disabilities to come together to seek the latest information, advice and support from across an extensive wider network in the region.
“Friendship and support is also an important element for individuals. There are so many organisations doing a tremendous amount of good work in our communities, and a number of new initiatives that need further promotion. This event is an opportunity to signpost people to the guidance they need and help them to access the opportunities available to them.”