Communities Housing Trust (CHT) is working in partnership with the Cairngorms Business Partnership to identify what housing is required to alleviate the issue of staff accommodation in the area.
We have designed two short surveys, for completion by a range of business owners and their employees. It is crucial that CHT can determine the most appropriate housing mix to meet the needs of the local business community and inform future housing development proposals for the area.
In 2021, the Cairngorm Business Partnership carried out a survey which identified a major challenge for businesses in the vicinity. Many of the businesses stated that they were having difficulty attracting and retaining staff due to a lack of available housing.
We now need your help to ensure that we identify and deliver the right type of housing that will be able to support the attraction and/or retention of employees in the area.
The survey results will inform any new housing development proposals, providing a clear business case for offering housing solutions to local businesses and their employees.
It is vital that we hear from as many businesses and their employees as possible and ask that you contribute to the survey, even if this is not an issue for you currently.
If you have struggled to attract staff in the past, please fill in the survey explaining what type of housing might have made this easier for you.
Take the survey for employers and businesses: https://hscht.survey.fm/employer-cbp-survey
Take the survey for employees: https://hscht.survey.fm/cbp-employee-housing-need-survey. Please share this short survey as widely as possible amongst your staff.
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