Essex Police and ecdp join forces to support disabled people into employment

On 13 August 2014, Essex Police held a celebration event to commemorate the successful completion of their involvement in an ecdp Works programme.

Over the past six weeks, five disabled people have undertaken intensive work experience placements at Essex Police as part of the ecdp Works course.

ecdp Works is a pioneering and highly effective employment programme. It is a big part of how ecdp makes real its vision to enhance the everyday lives of disabled people in Essex and beyond.

Photo, left to right: Lindsay Whitehouse, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex; Assistant Chief Constable Julia Wortley; Mike Adams OBE, CEO of ecdp; Mark Gilmartin, Director of Essex and Kent Support Services; Rachel Vipond, Project Manager of the ecdp Works programme


Assistant Chief Constable Julia Wortley and Mark Gilmartin, Director of Essex and Kent Support Services, were among over 40 people who attended the event to award ecdp Works participants with a certificate of participation, and thank them for their contribution to Essex Police.

Working in partnership with ecdp, Essex Police has demonstrated a real commitment to diversity, and supporting disabled people into the workplace.

‘The whole value of police work is working in partnership, like we are currently doing with ecdp.’ - Assistant Chief Constable Julia Wortley

Photo, left to right: Paula Skidmore, Manager at Essex Police with Jack, an ecdp Works participant

Mike Adams, CEO of ecdp, spoke at the event to thank Essex Police, and congratulate the ecdp Works participants. Mike said ‘The only way we are going to change the culture around disability is with programmes like ecdp Works, working in partnership with organisations across the public and private sectors.’

Visit the ecdp Works web page to find out more about the programme

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