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Motorpoint backs Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard scheme

Hannah Litt, recruitment manager at Motorpoint

Motorpoint is set to roll-out the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme across its used car supermarket network in a bid to offer better assistance to people in need of additional support.

The initiative is designed to encourage Motorpoint employees across England, Scotland and Wales, to not only recognise the Sunflower symbol on lanyards but how best to provide the customer wearing the lanyard with additional support while in branch.

The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower scheme, launched in 2016, indicates to people around the lanyard wearer that they may need additional support.

It aims to assist people with disabilities which are not always immediately obvious – such as autism, dementia and visual or hearing impairments.

Cat Moseley, chief people officer at Motorpoint, said: “I’m incredibly proud to be rolling this scheme out across our branch network.

“The scheme is excellent and truly helps to drive awareness and inclusion across the UK. Being supportive is in our team’s DNA so this scheme will now make it even easier for them to support their colleagues and customers alike in the way that is most appropriate to their needs.”

Motorpoint's half-year pre-tax profits increased by 3% to £9.7 million this year, despite the Coronavirus lockdown. 

The backing for the Sunflower Lanyard Scheme follows Motorpoint being shortlisted in the ‘Make A Difference’ category by the Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative in recognition for the work it does to encourage more disabled candidates to apply for roles within the business.

A Motorpoint employee raised over £2,500 for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice.

Full training is currently being provided to all staff while lanyards will also be available on site for customers to use if required.

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