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Business Health Matters 

The Business Health Matters programme has been developed to support local businesses in improving the physical and mental health of their employees so that staff are happier, healthier and more resilient.

Do you want to improve your workplace health? Register here 

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Lancaster and Morecambe Labour Market Intelligence Factsheets

Lancaster District Responsible Business Network

Are you a local business and passionate about our district? If yes, then come along and find out more about joining the Lancaster District Responsible Business Network

The network links the world of work and business to schools and colleges and aims to

  • show young people the opportunities available and the sector-specific skills they might need
  • support disadvantaged young people into work
  • address current and future skills shortages
  • tackle issues such as attracting and retaining employees

The network is open to businesses of all sizes operating in the Lancaster district, from sole traders to multinationals.

What are the benefits of joining the network?

  • Free to join
  • A brokering service to match your business and staff with local opportunities (often fully funded), tailored to the needs of your business, including recruitment and skills training support
  • Help to address any skills shortages your sector may be facing
  • Quarterly networking events to share success stories, promote best practice, and grow your business contacts
  • Be part of a responsible business movement and make a tangible difference in your local area
  • Raise your business profile – good news stories from members of the network will be shared locally and nationally on social media

There are many ways you can get involved:

  • Give an Hour: campaign to support local Schools & Colleges Careers advice, ie careers fairs, Q&A panels, sector info sessions, mock interviews etc
  • Be an Enterprise Advisor: volunteer to support a school to create inspirational and meaningful encounters for young people
  • Lancaster District Skills Forum: be part of an employer led initiative with the local stakeholder group to address your recruitment & skills needs  
  • T level Industry Placements: offer students on the new T Levels an extended work placement
  • Offer work experience, work shadowing and work trial opportunities to the disadvantaged
  • Access to Employment: tailored training programme based on your recruitment needs so that candidates are already equipped with job-specific skills
  • Become a Disability Confident employer: support employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to the workplac
  • Take on an Apprentice: impartial free advice which will link you to the most appropriate apprenticeship delivery partner          
  • Business Support programmes: take advantage of the many business support programmes and mentoring available locally  
  • Skills Support for the Workforce: upskill your staff through fully funded bespoke support and training           

Like many local employers your business may be doing some of these activities already, all the more reason to sign up and gain recognition for your efforts!

Sign up here to join the network


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