Cornwall Work and Health Beacon Project

‘Helping businesses recruit and retain people with disabilities or long term health conditions’

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. This is over 15% of the working age population, and well above the national average, but research shows that many businesses lack the confidence and knowledge to employ them.

About The Project

The Cornwall Work and Health Beacon Project is the first of its kind in the UK and aims to work with businesses to co-create solutions that will support them to recruit and retain a diverse workforce. This project will help the Work and Health Unit understand how to work most effectively with local areas and the SME business community, building their knowledge and evidence allowing them to scale up the good practice and replicate it to other areas of the UK. The aim is to ensure that businesses get the right support and information at a national and local level to build business confidence and make it easier to recruit and retain people with disabilities and long term health conditions.

“Employing a diverse workforce can be a bit of a leap of faith but well worth the effort”

Sue Hook

Sapience HR

“Having a more diverse workplace and giving opportunities actually benefits the business community” 

Mel Cotton-Dyer

Cornwall Chamber of Commerce

“There’s a real eagerness in Cornwall to make sure that happens”

Diana Lobb

Tremorvah Industries

“The enormous waste of human potential if we don’t crack this problem”

Gordon Seabright

Eden Project

The Beacon Project is all about removing barriers to help businesses recruit and retain people who have disabilities or long term health conditions. By working with the project, businesses can access a wider pool of talent and help shape innovative tools that will be rolled out across the UK. Get in touch using the form below or email beaconproject@cioslep.com for more information. 

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Events

Beacon Project Social Marketing ‘Business Insights’ Workshop

To guide the specific messaging and marketing channels for our social marketing campaign…

DATE/TIME: FEB 04 9:30 AM – FEB 04 1:00 PM
LOCATION: ST AUSTELL BUSINESS PARK CONFERENCE CENTRE

Beacon Project Social Marketing ‘Business Insights’ Workshop

To guide the specific messaging and marketing channels for our social marketing campaign…

DATE/TIME: FEB 06 9:30 AM – FEB 06 1:00 PM
LOCATION: POOL INNOVATION CENTRE

Cornwall Healthy Workplace Conference & Award Ceremony

Find out about the Healthy Workplace programme, get inspired and network…

DATE/TIME: MARCH 18 9:00 AM-MARCH 18 2:00 PM
LOCATION: THE PAVILION, ROYAL CORNWALL SHOWGROUND

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