Finalists at the UK Housing Awards!

Our Employment, Support and Training (EST) team attended the UK Housing awards last night as finalists for the Resident Employment and Training award.

The award celebrates those who have played a vital role in supporting residents into training and work, whether they have used traditional means or shown innovation in their approach. Our EST team embody these values through their tireless work to create opportunities for customers that can really change lives.

The team have secured £850k of external funding which helps support their work, whether it’s their self-employment course ‘Create’ which helps participants turn a business idea into reality, mentoring, CV writing, apprenticeships, providing training, finding work placements or helping people to secure permanent employment.

Just some of the team’s successes to date include:

“We are absolutely thrilled to have been shortlisted for this prestigious award.  We are truly passionate about what we do, supporting our residents, particularly those more vulnerable, into work or through training.
“We know that the advice and support we give really does help to change lives so it is immensely satisfying to be recognised for the work we do and the great outcomes we achieve.  It’s all about continuous improvement so we have lots of new projects planned for 2019 which will help to enhance our service even further.” – Chris Adams, Employment and Training Manager