Lighting the beacon in Cornwall & Isles of Scilly
Creating opportunity for all
In Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly there are almost 50,000 working age people whose day-to-day activities are limited by a long term illness or disability. And of those people with disabilities, just 48% are in employment, compared to 80% of the rest of the population.
That’s a massive gap and something we are determined to address. If we are to grow our economy, then that growth must be inclusive. A disability or health condition should not dictate the path a person is able to take in life.
But many businesses are worried about taking someone on with a disability or long term condition. What if it doesn’t work out? What if you say the wrong thing? What are the risks?
All these questions and more will be addressed at a major conference in Truro on the morning of 26th October that is being hosted by the LEP, Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, the Federation of Small Businesses and Sarah Newton MP.
Businesses are urged to come along so they can explore the issues and learn about hiring with confidence.
Our hope is that we can become a ‘beacon’ region that is leading the way when it comes to having an inclusive workforce. We hope that you will join us on the day.
Bookings for this event have now closed.
Read the blog written by our Board Director Lucy Edge here
This event is being delivered in partnership with Truro and Falmouth MP Sarah Newton, Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, FSB and Truro & Penwith College, proudly sponsored by CIoS LEP.