Lighting the Beacon 26 October 2017

A recent conference in Truro was organised by the LEP, Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, the Federation of Small Businesses and Truro & Falmouth MP Sarah Newton, recently appointed Minister of State for Disabled People, Work and Health.  This was following a national campaign to create better work opportunities for people with disabilities and long term health conditions. The LEP is working with the business community, local agencies and the Government’s Strategic Work and Health Joint Unit (WHU) to develop a model that can be applied to other parts of the UK.

Over 100 delegates attended and below are some photos and video from the day.

Photos of the day can be downloaded here

The presentation by Angus Gray Deputy Director, Work and Health policy - ‎Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) can be downloaded here


Who Dares Works is funded by the European Social Fund and the Big Lottery Fund and helps people who face the biggest challenges to participation in training, education and work to overcome their barriers, building motivation, confidence and skills to connect or reconnect with the labour market.

With the support of CHAOS, one of 17 local organisations in the Who Dares Works partnership, the #giveusago group made a video aimed at employers that focuses on their abilities and strengths rather than the labels that society has given them.

A group of people with disabilities and long-term health conditions who have joined the Active Plus led ‘Who Dares Works’ project have launched a campaign which asks prospective employers to #giveusago

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