NEWS11 July 2012

The Shaw Trust taps BritainThinks for anniversary project

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UK— The Shaw Trust, a provider of employment services for disabled and disadvantaged people, has hired BritainThinks to carry out a research project as part of its 30th-anniversary activities.

BritainThinks will run qual interviews with young disabled people to find out about their experiences of trying to find work, which will be followed up by discussions with employers and then older disabled people to gauge how the situation may have changed over the years.

The aim of the research will be to provide an “overview” of the type of work the Shaw Trust carries out in helping disabled people find work.

Ben Shimshon, director at BritainThinks, said: “Over the last three decades, the Shaw Trust have built up a fantastic track record of supporting their clients as they develop their skills and careers, and we are delighted to be working with them on such an interesting and important topic.”