ProgressNE is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund with the North East Combined Authority as the lead authority.

Removing barriers to create a fair, inclusive and accessible community.

We believe that every company within the UK should be drawing from the widest talent pool possible. 

As one of only four Disability Confident Leaders in the region, our experienced team can help you to make the most of the strengths, skills and abilities that disabled people can bring to your workplace, and work towards becoming Disability Confident.

Across the country, Disability Confident employers are:

  • Challenging attitudes towards disability

  • Increasing understanding of disability

  • Removing barriers to disabled people and those with long-term health conditions

  • Ensuring that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations

You'll need to work towards becoming Disability Confident Committed before you can progress to level two, which is to be recognised as a Disability Confident Employer - but our dedicated team will be on hand and work with you every step of the way.