New research project to improve career opportunities for disabled people in the housing sector

Housing organisations are being asked to take part in research to look at how they can improve career opportunities for disabled people.

The Chartered Institute of Housing, which is doing the research, says there is a good level of interest from employers and education centres in developing a new trainee scheme for disabled people combining work and experience and academic study.

There are around 9.8 million disabled adults in the UK and 85% of UK businesses are reported as experiencing difficulties in recruitment, according to the CIH.

Martin Winn, CIH director of professional Development said: “There is a strong ethical and business case underpinning the project which all employers in the sector can benefit from. We hope employers will take part in the survey to help us gauge demand and support the design of a sustainable trainee scheme.”

Housing organisations can take part in the on-line survey

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