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Minister visits Remploy’s new Union Street branch

Government minister Jonathan Shaw MP marked the International Day of Disabled People by visiting Remploy in Union Street.

Jonathan Shaw MP
Jonathan Shaw MP visiting Remploy

During the visit on Thursday the minister for disabled people met staff and sat in on workshops which aim to help disabled people into sustainable work.

"This year the International Day of Disabled People is focusing on 'empowerment'," said Jonathan Shaw MP.

"Remploy do a fantastic job across the country. Their programme focuses on individual development and support which is tailored to meet the employer and employee's needs."

The recruitment services branch occupies a new unit below Travelodge London Southwark on the corner of Gambia Street and Union Street.

Commenting on the new location, Remploy's regional director Mark Young said: "Since we opened here in April we have supported 139 people into employment and formed productive partnerships with a number of large employers including Sainsbury's, the National Maritime Museum and Veolia Environmental Services."

Remploy marked special day by publishing a disability handbook providing information for employers and the business case for the employment of disabled people.

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