Local MP Justin Madders is supporting a new campaign by ‘Action on Hearing Loss’ (formerly RNID) which is aiming to break down the barriers that people with hearing loss face when trying to find employment.
The charity’s new report, Working for change, improving attitudes to hearing loss in the workplace, urges businesses and Government to work closer together to help people with hearing loss to find and stay in work.
“Currently there are 11 million people in the UK with hearing loss and more than half of them are of working age.
“Businesses need to support those with hearing loss to maximise their valuable skills as it makes no sense for people to give up work because of an unsupportive working environment. This is costly to employers as they lose highly-skilled staff and will need to spend to recruit again.
“It’s great to support Action on Hearing Loss’ campaign to help people who are deaf or have hearing loss to have equality in finding work and I would urge all businesses and organisations in Ellesmere Port and Neston to use the charity’s myth-busting reports which will really assist in guiding and sign-posting them to the support that is available to help them in employing people with disabilities.
“The Working for change report can be found at: www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/supporting-you/policy-research-and-influencing/research/working-for-change.aspx."