January 2019 update
As part of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP ‘Beacon Project’, University of Plymouth developed a survey and held a number of workshops in October 2018. The initial survey and workshops provided valuable insights to the recruitment and retention processes, together with the barriers that our businesses face around the employment and retention of people with disabilities and long term health conditions.
With the aim of guiding the specific messaging and marketing channels for our social marketing campaign a second round of workshops will be held on:
- 7 February Truro Business Space CANCELLED
Your feedback will then be used to adjust our messaging and communications to ensure the campaign can reach a wide audience and help businesses with the support they need.
If you are able to attend one of these workshops, please can you register via the appropriate Eventbrite link above. If you are unable to attend any of the sessions but would like to be involved with the digital solutions workshops, please let us know and we can keep you updated.
As we will be providing written materials, please let us know if you require these in in accessible formats (large print/audio).
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’.
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.