Earlier this month, Acorn in partnership with The Wallich hosted an event exploring how businesses can provide employment opportunities for people who have experienced homelessness.
Held at The Senedd in Cardiff Bay, the event was attended by representatives from the business and political sectors, including AM for Wrexham, Lesley Griffiths, as well as individuals with history of finding work after a period of homelessness.
Dan Langford, Group Marketing & Communications Director for Acorn, said: “Acorn was delighted to partner The Wallich in their support for people affected by homelessness. As Wales’ largest and one of the UK’s leading recruitment and training agencies, we recognise how essential it is to provide opportunities for people to get back into work.
“The event gave us the opportunity to remind everyone that responsible business should be engrained within the DNA of every organisation – it should be strategic and behavioural, not short-term or tactical.”
The Wallich works closely with the business sector in Wales to change perceptions of employing ex-homeless workers – but we’ve also challenged our own procedures to ensure we’re leading by example. Supporting our service users to volunteer both internally and externally is key to gaining work experience and we have recently celebrated the m