Recognised by The Department of Work and Pensions as a Disability Confident Leader

Over the past five years, Surface Area Dance Theatre has followed guidance published by The Department of Work and Pension to support companies developing Disability Leadership. Now, with support from the company’s Deaf and Disabled colleagues, stakeholders and participants, Surface Area has reached the highest level of recognition, receiving the title of Disability Leader.

Disability Confident is creating a movement of change, encouraging employers to think differently about disability and take action to improve how they recruit, retain and develop disabled people.
Being Disability Confident is a unique opportunity to lead the way in your community, and was developed by employers and disabled people’s representatives.

Wherever there is a barrier, the Government is committed to removing it. We want a system that works for everyone, including small businesses that are the backbone of our economy. That is why Disability Confident is so important. It was deliberately designed to be easy for small businesses to access at levels 1 and 2, whilst being flexible enough to also help the very biggest businesses to improve.
With disabled employment at an all-time high, we are heading in the right direction, but we are ambitious to do more. With your help, we can ensure that every disabled person has the opportunity to succeed at work and every business has the opportunity to prosper. Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work