OpenNESS Project Business Survey

Accessibility   Training


Soirbheas are part of the OpenNESS Inclusive Community Project.  The aim of this project is to help create a more welcoming, supportive and accessible community for all – both residents and visitors.  One way we can achieve this is by helping raise levels of understanding, knowledge and confidence so staff are better able to recognise and support individuals living with long-term conditions.

We are asking businesses – sole traders and employers –  in Glen Urquhart and Strathglass to help us identify appropriate accessibility training, including dementia awareness.  This will result in opportunities being available for business owners and their staff to access at a time and place that is suitable.

Supporting people by improving our provision as an inclusive community is the right thing to do.  But there are also several key business benefits such as enhanced quality provided by confident and knowledgeable staff; resulting in increased profits by securing a larger customer base – this could be from the 300,000 disabled people surveyed by Visit Scotland who don’t holiday in the UK because of a lack of accessible information.  See more details and support on their web site.

If you haven’t received an email with the link to the survey please get in touch.  It may be that your business details are not registered with us and we would be delighted to add you to our contact list.

Nicky MacLennan
Assistant Community Development Officer

Mobile: 07842 781986