Canton company praised by Minister for employing eight former Remploy workers

A Cardiff company that has gone the extra mile to employ disabled former Remploy workers has been praised by the Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty Jeff Cuthbert.

Dacey Orthotic Services, of Canton, is one of 90 companies in Wales who have helped former Remploy workers back into employment through the Welsh Government’s Employer Support Grant scheme. So far the support grant has helped find work for a total of 240 former Remploy workers across Wales.

ESG is a wage subsidy scheme to help organisations offer new employment or assist workers to set up their own businesses. The scheme was set up after the former Remploy workers lost their jobs in the 2012/13 factory closures.

The Minister made his comments during a visit to Dacey to meet workers and their new employer today. He praised all 90 businesses who have offered new employment opportunities through the ESG scheme.

In 2012 the UK Government revealed plans to close the Remploy factories across Wales. In response, the Welsh Government took action and launched the Employer Support Grant (ESG) scheme to offer financial support for employers looking to provide work to eligible disabled Remploy workers and for workers setting up their own businesses. The policy is supported with more than £2 million of funding.

Dacey make all types of made to measure orthoses or supports for people with a variety of disabilities or health conditions. The supports include sports braces, back supports, corrective insoles and paediatric splints.