participate in The Beacon Project’s ‘Business Insights Group’
Here in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly we have an opportunity that we want you to help us realise. Businesses in the area are struggling to recruit the right talent to thrive and grow. Unemployment is at a record low, yet there are many people in our area who find it difficult to get into and stay in work. The reason? These people have a disability or long term health condition that makes finding and staying in employment more difficult than those in good health. The Beacon Project is here to help you tap into and foster this underutilised pool of talent. The project will be working out how best to raise awareness of the opportunities that exist, provide support, information and advice – all tailored for you, our Business Community.
We would like to invite you to participate in a project we are running in collaboration with the University of Plymouth which sits within the wider ‘Beacon Project’. We are looking to those of you who are either passionate about or are facing difficulties related to the employment of people with disabilities or long term health conditions. You certainly don’t have to be an expert or have direct experience in your business, but if you feel you have anything to share on this subject we want you to be a part of The Beacon Project and invite you to join our ‘Business Insights Group’.
There will be three sessions across Cornwall at the end of October to discuss knowledge, thoughts and experiences around employing and retaining those with disabilities or long term health conditions which will help guide a Cornwall wide marketing campaign aimed at building employers' confidence around the project.
A round of seminars will then be held to disseminate the findings from the sessions and discuss appropriate courses of action for the campaign. All information on those Seminars will be posted here.