ecdp receives funding for disability in the workplace programmes

ecdp and Bond Payroll Services, a BACS registered outsourcing solution, have enjoyed a strategic partnership for the past three years. The partnership is built on a shared understanding of the importance of embedding disability, and the lived experience of disabled people, into organisation’s business practices.

One such programme that helps disabled people to access the workplace and benefit from the donation from Bond Payroll Services, is ecdp Works.

ecdp Works is a pioneering and highly effective employment placement scheme that helps people living with disabilities to access the workplace. Now in its sixth cycle with nine participants, this award-winning programme supports disabled people who have not yet secured employment, and those who are returning to employment after becoming disabled.

The programme starts with an intensive week of employability training, including communication skills, confidence building, teamwork, leadership and networking. A six-week work experience placement follows, matched according to the participants’ individual needs, talents and career aspirations.

There is also help to write a quality application and CV, interview skills and job-search techniques, plus ongoing support, including 12 weeks of weekly contact.

Bond Payroll Services already supports ecdp with its offering of a full payroll service through which the charity can pay carers using local authority direct payment. Bond Payroll Services supplies its HMRC-approved Payrite software to ecdp, enabling it to process payroll for over 4,000 clients across the UK every month. The seamless service allows ecdp to focus on excellent customer care for its clients, based on extensive experience of the day-to-day challenges faced by disabled people.

“We are delighted to be strengthening our strategic partnership with Bond Payroll Services and the provision that can be offered to disabled clients. As two expert organisations in our respective fields, we have a mutual commitment to provide outstanding services. Our partnership with Bond is going from strength to strength.”

Mike Adams OBE, CEO of ecdp

ecdp provides a valuable service to disabled people and we are glad to be able to support them further in their efforts to help disabled people access the workplace. We value ecdp’s in-depth knowledge in the charitable sector and as such we are continually learning and furthering our education. “Providing a donation to help support the work that they undertake further demonstrates our interest, commitment and understanding of the charitable sector.”

Neil Lagden, Head of Bond Payroll Services

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