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Remploy event reveals organisation’s success in supporting disabled people in Sheffield

Remploy is holding an event to talk about the activities it does to help get disabled people into work. Attended by The Lord Mayor Peter Rippon. Mayor Peter Rippon Mayoress Sue Rippon, Justin Hall regional remploy operations manager, Major Dave Sharples 15th Brigade, Tony Phillips ex service combat stress and mental health charity and Karen Jordan Remploy branch manager.

Remploy is holding an event to talk about the activities it does to help get disabled people into work. Attended by The Lord Mayor Peter Rippon. Mayor Peter Rippon Mayoress Sue Rippon, Justin Hall regional remploy operations manager, Major Dave Sharples 15th Brigade, Tony Phillips ex service combat stress and mental health charity and Karen Jordan Remploy branch manager.

 

The Lord Mayor and Mayoress of Sheffield attended an event at Remploy to hear how the organisation is helping to transform the lives of disabled people in the city.

Lord Mayor Coun Peter Rippon and his wife Mayoress Susan Rippon heard how the branch had supported 267 people with a disability into sustainable work last year and how it aims to beat that number this year.

They were also told of the support Remploy offers to its veterans and the covenants it has joined in South Yorkshire.

A range of topics were covered by speakers at the event which included a talk by Tony Philips, of Combat Stress. He spoke about the transition for a veteran from the armed forces into civilian life, touching on the support available from organisations such as Remploy.

Other attendees included Julie Bullen, director of customers services for Sheffield Council, Labour MP for Sheffield Central Paul Blomfield and Simon Francis, from the Department for Work and Pensions.

Remploy Sheffield branch manager Karen Jordan, said: “The event was fabulous.

“We had a candidate who we have placed into work, Chris Melville, who shared his story with the audience and that brought a tear to all.”

 

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