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Vision Products Wins 'Wales Changing Lives' Award

DWP Awards

Vision Products has been recognised for its 26 years of work in helping to ‘Change Lives’ at the annual Hospitality Wales Confident about Disability awards ceremony.

Held at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff, the Council’s Vision Products won the coveted Wales Changing Lives Award, presented to the employer who has made a real difference to people with disabilities or health conditions.

The judging panel, from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) National Employer and Partnership team, recognised that Vision Products, which provides cost-effective employment and development opportunities for people with disabilities, has made a huge difference to the lives of so many individuals.

Councillor Tina Leyshon, Cabinet Member for Adult and Children’s Services, said: “Congratulations to all the workforce at Vision Products on this latest award. I am delighted that they are continuing to gain national recognition for their passion and professionalism.

“Vision Products continues to support people with disabilities in the workplace, overcoming barriers to employment and being an accredited disability confident leader.  

“Over the years it has established itself as a brand that has stood the test of time while at the same time changing and evolving.”

Ehab Elkaffass from DWP congratulated Vision Products on their success:

Many congratulations to Vision Products on winning this award.

Through their inclusive approach to employment, they have embodied the ethos of Disability Confident. Their actions have doubtlessly improved equality of opportunity for people in Rhondda Cynon Taf and beyond by helping them secure good quality, sustainable work, and a better future for themselves and their local communities.

This is exactly what the ‘Changing Lives’ award was designed to recognise. The Disability Confident Scheme is about encouraging long-term behavioral change and making the business case for employing disabled people and ensuring that they have the opportunities to fulfil their potential. Vision Products have really led by example in this regard.

During the ceremony Vision Products were also asked to be a guest speaker, to share their experiences of supporting people with disabilities in the workplace, overcoming barriers to employment and being an accredited Disability Confident Leader.  

Run as a supported business as part of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, Vision Products aim is to provide  a range of cost-effective and appropriate training and development opportunities to support individuals with disabilities. 

This is done by the provision of the PVCu manufacturing department, the Integrated Community Equipment Service, Mobility Shops and the Technology and Servicing Department.

Posted on Wednesday 5th August 2020